WHO WE ARE
Polanui Hiu is comprised of a group of people concerned over the decline of our marine resources. We have left preservation and enforcement in the hands of government. Government regulation with proper enforcement is challenging and its effects can be seen in the lack of biodiversity and failing health of our reefs. Our culturally diverse communities have steered away from subsistence fishing and gathering to one of recreational use. This shift has changed our mindset from “take what you need to eat today,” to “take it all before there is none left.” Polanui Hiu believes that by working with people of like minds, like hearts, and like spirit, the reefs can begin to heal and find balance. We aim to educate, advocate, create awareness, and re-establish pono practices, which will help to ensure a healthy marine ecosystem for those yet unborn.
Vision: The waters of Polanui are thriving with an abundance of native fishes and limu. The community is empowered through aloha to mālama Nā Papalimu ‘O Pi‘ilani and ho‘omau in our traditions for future generations.