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Free Sea Talk Focuses on Fish Farming in Taro Patches

September 24, 2013, 12:59 PM HST
* Updated September 24, 2:43 PM
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Oliver Dukelow and Hannah Bernard. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Oliver Dukelow and Hannah Bernard. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

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.

Tending to the lo`i. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

Tending to the lo`i. Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center.

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.

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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.

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Oliver Dukelow is a community organizer and Hawaiian cultural practitioner.

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