2011 Hawaii Code
183B. Hawaiian Fishponds
§183B-1 Definitions.

HI Rev Stat § 183B-1 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

[§183B-1] Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Hawaiian fishponds" means the unique, traditional system and methodology of aquaculture practiced by the aboriginal people of Hawaii, and found nowhere else in the world. Generally referred to as "loko i a", the system mastered by ancient Hawaiians includes but is not limited to loko kuapa, loko umeiki, and loko pu uone. Loko i a are natural or artificial enclosures; loko kuapa are enclosures built upon a reef, loko umeiki are a type of permanent fish-trap structure, and loko pu uone are enclosed by sand. The term does not include any fishpond designed in a manner or constructed for purposes other than those associated with traditional loko i a management and culture. [L 1995, c 177, pt of §2]

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