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Guiding Restoration of Hawaiian Fishponds
Loko i‘a, or traditional Hawaiian fishponds, are unique aquaculture systems that existed throughout ancient Hawai‘i. Although a 1990 statewide survey identified 488 loko i‘a sites, many were in degraded condition, and either completely beyond repair or unrecognizable. However, there is hope, as communities and stewardship groups continue to actively restore or have expressed interest in…