Testimony in Support - Haena Community-Based Subsistence Fishery Area Designation
Submitted to the Board Members, Department of Land and Natural Resources & Divisioins of Aquatic Resources from Kepa & Onaona Maly dated October 24, 2014.
Hawaiian Knowledge of Ocean Resources
In 2004, Kumu Pono Associates LLC published a detailed ethnography on traditions and history of fisheries in Hawai‘i (spanning ancient times to the historic period). The 2,000 page study, "Ka Hana Lawai‘a..." is summarized in a 44 page document that shares rich details of the traditions, practices and changes in marine resources of the Hawaiian islands (follow link below to see PDF file). The full study may be viewed online at the Hawaiian Digital Library at www.ulukau.org Hawaiian Traditions and Management of Marine Resources.
Within this Kumu Pono Associates LLC study are cited many records from original Hawaiian language documents including land records and native lore that were translated by Kepa Maly. There are also found oral history interviews with kupuna and elder kamaaina, who shared their knowledge of place and life experiences with us. This knowledge gives life to the traditions and landscape of Hawaii, and is a legacy for future generations.
We request your respect of the information. Please do not cite it out of context. And always acknowledge the kupuna, elder kamaaina and source of the documentation.
Aia no kuleana pu me oe! (The responsibility is yours!)
Volume I: Ka Hana Lawaia A Me Na Koa Na Kai Ewalu - A History of Fishing Practices and Marine Fisheries of the Hawaiian Islands Click below for entire report (PDF-530 pages).
Compiled From: Native Hawaiian Traditions, Historical Accounts, Government Communications, Kamaaina Testimony and Ethnography
Volume II — Oral History Interviews: Ka Hana Lawaia A me Na Koa o Na Kai Ewalu
A History of Fishing Practices and Marine Fisheries of the Hawaiian Islands
Compiled from: Oral History Interviews with Kupuna and Kamaaina. Click below for entire report. (PDF-1,552 pages)