Preserving MOI - Once the Food of Hawaii's Kings

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Preserving MOI - Once the Food of Hawaii's Kings

Time: September 17, 2008 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Kohala Civic Center - Senior Center (Old Courthouse)
Street: Off Akoni Pule Hwy - Blg. Behind Kamehameha Statue
City/Town: North Kohala, Hawaii, Big Island
Event Type: Information, Presentation
Organized By: Dr. Jim McVey
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2008

Event Description

New proposal for responsible, submerged, open ocean aquaculture - not genetically engineered

Indigo Seafood has assembled a team of like-minded conservationists/aquaculturists to implement an offshore aquaculture company for the purpose of promoting the aquaculture of moi (Polydactylus sexfilis), a fish highly esteemed by traditional Hawaiian fishers. Moi have been fished almost to the brink of non-existence in Hawaii. Seafood consumption has been rapidly increasing and has depleted many Hawaiian food fish species to dangerously low levels. With over 35 years of experience in aquaculture research, including its potential effects on the environment, we are also very mindful of the responsibility that we have to preserve the resources with which we hope to be entrusted. We are confident that with the right team this can be done with unparalleled quality and safety. Using recent technological advances, even some made within the past year, will allow us to provide the assurance necessary that each area of concern usually associated with aquaculture is addressed competently and thoroughly.

Please come with your thoughts and questions as we look forward to working within the community. Asking community help in implementing this step to preserve precious resources.

NOTE: Picture of moi from State Records:
http://www.hawaiifishingnews.com/records_d.cfm?ID=60

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