Hawaii Revised Statutes 183B-1 – Definitions
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[§183B-1] Definitions. As used in this chapter:
“Hawaiian fishponds” means the unique, traditional system and methodology of aquaculture practiced by the aboriginal people of Hawaii, and found nowhere else in the world. Generally referred to as “loko i’a”, the system mastered by ancient Hawaiians includes but is not limited to loko kuapa, loko umeiki, and loko pu’uone. Loko i’a are natural or artificial enclosures; loko kuapa are enclosures built upon a reef, loko umeiki are a type of permanent fish-trap structure, and loko pu’uone are enclosed by sand. The term does not include any fishpond designed in a manner or constructed for purposes other than those associated with traditional loko i’a management and culture.