Fishpond Restoration with Uncle Buddy

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on June 4, 2014

People outside the fishpond circles might not be familiar with Uncle Buddy Keala. He is a humble man who has dedicated most of his life to understanding and experiencing the ocean and aquaculture. He was schooled in modern aquaculture but has spent these past 3+ decades dedicated to ancient Hawaiian aquaculture and its relationship to the modern landscape. He has become a well-respected loea of lokoiʻa restoration, management, and policy. He authored a book, “Loko Iʻa: A manual on Hawaiian Fishpond Restoration and Management“. He has helped in the restoration of over 30 fishponds across the state. This is just a short list of his accomplishments.

So it is truly our honor to invite the public to join us on Thursday evening June19th from 530-8pm for a free talk story session with Uncle Buddy.

He will discuss the genealogy of Hawaiian fishponds and their basic workings related to the ahupuaʻa, a genealogy of the fishpond permits now required restore them, and some alternatives on where we go from here.

The event will be held at Heʻeia Fishpond is free, open to the public, and light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to . This talk story session is a part of our larger Evening Launa Series in our Maliʻu a Liʻu Project sponsored by OHA.

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