Bill introduced allowing Hawaii’s foreign fishermen onshore

Caleb Jones
FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, a Honolulu Fish Auction worker receives fish from a U.S. fishing vessel crewed by foreign fishermen at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A group representing Hawaii commercial fishermen has filed a court motion to defend the state's practice of giving fishing licenses to foreign workers. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of foreign fishermen currently confined to vessels in Honolulu for years at a time would be allowed to come ashore when they dock under legislation introduced Thursday in Congress. The Sustainable Fishing Workforce Protection Act offers