Voices of Science: Fishponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau

Waves crashing against a massive black sea wall
Kaloko fishpond wall.

NPS Photo

The Hawai'i Voices of Science episodes tell natural resource stories on Hawai'i Island.

Native Hawaiians were some of the first fish-farmers in history. 800 years ago, they built large fishponds where they’d raise fish for the whole community. And nature provided, too. Naturally-formed fishponds dotted the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Today, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park works hard to maintain these symbols of the past, to preserve them for our future.

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Last updated: September 21, 2021