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Encourage restoration of fishponds


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 04, 2013

~~<p>Long before sustainability became fashionable, ancient Hawaiians built an extensive aquaculture system across the archipelago that included more than 400 fishponds that contained prized fish for ali&lsquo;i. The system and its methodology were uniquely Hawaiian, found nowhere else in the world.</p>
<p>Nearly all of Hawaii's old fishponds are long gone. Preserving what's left &mdash; about 10 percent &mdash; has proven difficult in a modern developed world. So it's encouraging that federal and state officials are working together to make it easier to bring more fishponds back to life, reviving both a valuable aquaculture resource and a rich cultural tradition.</p>
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Long before sustainability became fashionable, ancient Hawaiians built an extensive aquaculture system across the archipelago that included more than 400 fishponds that contained prized fish for ali‘i. The system and its methodology were uniquely Hawaiian, found nowhere else in the world.

Nearly all of Hawaii's old fishponds are long gone. Preserving what's left — about 10 percent — has proven difficult in a modern developed world. So it's encouraging that federal and state officials are working together to make it easier to bring more fishponds back to life, reviving both a valuable aquaculture resource and a rich cultural tradition. Login for more...



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