We have seen a resurgence by the Native Hawaiian community to protect the remaining fish ponds in the islands. Now, new research is shedding light about what needs to be done as the cultural resource is under threat by climate change.
A panel of industry experts focused on developing aquaculture on a commercial scale in Hawai’i to feed residents, tourists and eventually sell seafood products in other markets. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
U.S. Dietary Guidelines in 2010 recommended that Americans eat at least two seafood meals per week for better nutrition and overall health. But many fisheries and fish populations in the world have collapsed and industry officials are attempting to increase farm-raised seafood to make up for dwindling supplies in the open ocean. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited an aquaculture operation and filed this report.