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Closing the Puka at He’eia Fishpond

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The fishpond circa 1928.

Around 1,000 people are expected to gather in a few weeks to put the finishing touches on a historic Hawaiian fishpond. 

The Pani Ka Puka campaign has worked to restore the wall of the Paepae o He’eia fishpond in K?ne‘ohe bay. The organization has been working to restore the pond for more than thirteen years, and this event will complete and enclose the pond.  The project allows the community to learn the traditional Hawaiian aquaculture practice of trapping and raising fish.

The December 12th event will be the first community gathering of its kind documented in more than two-hundred years.  Participants will create a human chain, passing rocks across two-thousand feet to close the gap in the pond.  Keli‘i Kotubetey is the assistant executive director of Paepae o He’eia project.

More information and reservations can be found on the

paepae o he‘eia website  

Listen to the complete interview with Keli‘i Kotubetey: 

Kelii_Fishpond.mp3

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