Free Sea Talk Focuses on Fish Farming in Taro Patches
By Maui Now Staff
The Maui Ocean Center hosts a complimentary Sea Talk on Wednesday, Sept. 25, featuring marine biologist Hannah Bernard and Hawaiian cultural practitioner Oliver Dukelow.
The presentation, entitled, “Fish Farming in Taro Patches – an Ancient Practice Sustaining Modern Communities,” runs from 6 to 7 p.m. at the center’s Open Ocean exhibit.
The event is free, but space is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the center. Reservations can be made by calling 270-7088.
The presentation will focus on sustainable fish farming practices in the lo`i (taro patch), and a collaborative project that aims to involve visitors and residents in traditional taro and fish farming.
Hannah Bernard is is the president and co-founder of Hawai’i Wildlife Fund, and a marine biologist with more than three decades of experience in research, education and community outreach programs.
Oliver Dukelow is a community organizer and Hawaiian cultural practitioner.