Mahalo for the mana'o C.J.
I am also a young diver, younger in experience than you probably. Currently, I'm at the stage where I'm passing up all those fishy reef fish (palani, kala, nenue, etc), and even uhu's and sometimes goats (after I've had em for dinner recently enough). I'm trying to target omilu's, mu, hopefully uku, and those other "prize" fish. I also feel myself moving towards that connoisseur mentality that alot of divers get to. I've had plenty of reef fish, uhu, and goats. My tastes buds are craving more. I'm sure once I'm able to rotate my catch between the "fishy fish" and the "prize fish", my urge to eat those "prize fish" will decline and my perspective and taste buds will open up.
Just an observation from today's dive:
- Plenty of reef fish, i.e. uhu, kala, palani, nenue, etc.
- Decent but definitely less amount of goats, omilu, and mu, along with some monster uku sightings.
- Passed up all of the reef fish in patience of an omilu, mu, uku, etc.
- Killed 3 roi and wounded 1
Pound invasives, rotate your catch, and evolve your taste buds and culinary skills
One step closer to a healthy reef.