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Who gave it that name? 😳
Awa or milkfish?…Awa is the Hawaiian name…it was/is an important food fish in Indonesia, Southeast Asia and some pacific islands…not sure how it got its English name.

I’m always amused by tourists asking about Hawaiian fish names…I remember one time I was coming out of the ocean with a stringer of speared fish, and some tourist was asking me the name of a large colorful blue fish on the stringer…I said “Uhu”, to which she replied, “what’s it’s real name?”…to which I replied, “white people have been calling it parrot fish for two hundred years, and Hawaiians have been calling it uhu for two thousand years…so it’s real name is uhu”…
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