Located in Kaneohe this 88-acre brackish water fishpond is just one example of the unique and advanced forms of aquaculture developed and designed by Hawaiians that is found nowhere else in the world. Fishponds provided a regular supply of fish when ocean fishing wasn’t enough. Measuring about 1.3 miles (7,000 feet) long, the purpose of these walled fishponds was to cultivate baby fish to maturity. In 1965 the Keapuka Flood destroyed a 200+ foot portion of the Paepae of Heeia wall rendering the pond unusable for years. Today the Pani ka Puka campaign hopes to remedy the problem through extensive fundraising and volunteer programs. Every year, DAWSON sends in 25 volunteers who spend the day helping to fix the hole.
Paepae o He'eia
Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC)
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