Kalahuipua'a Fishponds

Kalahuipua'a Fishponds information

Mauna Lani Resort Area , USA
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The ancient Kalahuipua'a Fishponds lie along the beach just south of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, partly shaded by a grove of coconut palms and milo (native hardwood) trees. They are among the few still-working fishponds in Hawai'i, and are stocked with awa (Hawaiian milk fish). Water circulates from the ocean through traditional makaha (sluice gates), which allow small fish to enter but keep mature, fattened catch from leaving.

You might notice fish sporadically jumping into the air and slapping down on the water, an exercise that knocks off parasites.