Hawaiian Fishing Traditions; Moke Manu & Others


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Author: Kawaharada, Dennis
Format: Softcover

Hawaiian Fishing Traditions
celebrates the great fishers of ancient Hawai‘i, known for attracting
and propagating fish, inventing fishing techniques, and bringing in
extraordinary catches. The most famous of these fishers was Kû‘ula-kai,
who became deified as an ‘aumakua (god) of fishing because of
his power to control fish. He built a fishpond in Hâna to keep the ali‘i
and the people continuously supplied with seafood. His son ‘Ai‘ai
continued his father’s good work by locating offshore fishing grounds
called ko‘a, teaching people how to catch fish, and telling
them to practice conservation and to distribute the catch generously. He
estabished fishing shrines, also called ko‘a, and told fishers
to offer the first fish to his father and mother as thanks-giving, to
insure a good supply, and to lift the kapu on the catch and free it for

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