'Ai'opio Fishtrap Wall
Map by NPS Submerged Resources Center
The 'Ai'opio Fishtrap is a 1.7-acre pond, consisting of a stone and coral wall forming an artificial enclosure along a naturally curving shoreline. The fishtrap had a variety of uses well into recent history, and it remains as a material signature of native Hawaiians' interactions with the sea. Over time, the wall has slowly collapsed. The NPS Submerged Resources Center comprehensively mapped the seawall as an initial measure in restoring the fishtrap wall.
Click here to view the complete technical report describing the current condition of the fishtrap.
NPS photo by Submerged Resources Center.
Did You Know?
Did you know Polynesian explorers navigated across the Pacific Ocean using the stars, wind and wave patterns and seabirds to guide across the sea safely to their destination.