Molokai Sights


Kalokoeli Fishpond

Kalokoeli Fishpond Review

With its narrow rock walls arching out from the shoreline, Kalokoeli is typical of the numerous fishponds that define southern Molokai. Many were built around the 13th century under the direction of powerful chiefs. This early type of aquaculture, particular to Hawaii, exemplifies the ingenuity of native Hawaiians. One or more openings were left in the wall, where gates called makaha were installed. These gates allowed seawater and tiny fish to enter the enclosed pond but kept larger predators out. The tiny fish would then grow too big to get out. At one time there were 62 fishponds around Molokai's coast.

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  • Address: Rte. 450, 6 miles east of Kaunakakai, Kaunakakai, HI, 96748 | Map It
  • Location: East Moloka‘i
Updated: 02-20-2014

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