A Blast From the Past… Shindig Hawaii

This video clip is from before I was born.  What it proves to me… is the word “Shindig” has been around longer then I thought!


Series of Puwalus Look Toward Improving Fishing

More good news for the fishing industry:

Throughout the Hawaiian islands fishermen, Native Hawaiians and the public are coming together to share their knowledge of the sea. These statewide puwalu (unions), hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, are aimed at developing best practices in the marine and fishing communities based upon traditional resource management systems.

Kicking-off on Moku O Keawe (the Big Island) with stops on Lanai, Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, the series delves into the subjects of adaptive management and regulation, code of conduct, community consultation, local and visitor education, and criteria necessary to be eligible to make decisions regarding natural resource management.

The findings will be presented to WPRFMC members and be used to implement the council’s Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan, which includes enhanced community involvement in the fishery management decision making process.

The series of puwalu are just part of the WPRFMC provision to support and sustain indigenous and other fishing communities in the U.S. Pacific Islands. The council was established under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976, which was reauthorized in 1996 as the Sustainable Fisheries Act and most recently reauthorized in 2006…

…Joining the council in this endeavor were the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, the State of Hawaii, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and a number of other community organizations throughout the state…

More here: Series of Puwalus Look Toward Improving Fishing

4.0 Earthquake Hits Pahala… No Tsunami

Magnitude 4.0

Sunday, October 03, 2010 at 09:39:28 AM at epicenter

Location 19.212°N, 155.531°W
Depth 36.3 km (22.6 miles)
  • 6 km (3 miles) W (280°) from Pahala, HI
  • 17 km (11 miles) NNE (20°) from Naalehu, HI
  • 27 km (17 miles) ENE (65°) from Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
  • 72 km (45 miles) SW (220°) from Hilo, HI
  • 334 km (208 miles) SE (134°) from Honolulu, HI

More here

Eat Local Hawaii – BIG ISLAND Kick Off at Aloha Mondays

For the last few weeks, there has been a big push to eat and drink foods that are locally grown.

Last night at Aloha Mondays in downtown Hilo, Kanoa Miura and Kuhao Zane put on the first #EatLocalHI (Eat Local Hawaii) Hilo event.

They limited the amount of people to thirty folks for this first event as kind of a beta test to see how things would turn out.

I was quite stoked to see a few of my former professors there supporting this cause.

The food was top notch….

…and I left the place with a full stomach!

Of course the alcohol was also made in Hawaii!

Kuhao mentioned that there would be more events like this in the future so I will let folks know in advance next  time as it becomes a more public event.

Feel free to click on the pictures below for larger images.