Loko ‘Ume Iki, giclee print by Carol Araki Wyban.
Loko ʻUme Iki fish traps are a Hawaiian innovation. They consist of rock walls with inward and outward leading channels. ‘Ume iki use the tides to catch fish. Flow of the tide into or out of the rock wall trap attracts the fish that swim to meet the current. The inward leading lanes were used at high tide. The outward leading lanes were used with the outflow of low tide. They were a reliable source of food for everyday use by commoners.
Dimensions: Print 11″ x 14″; Framed 11.5″ x 14.5″
This giclee print is part of the Fishpond Technology: From Fishing to Fishponds.
Hawaiians observed nature. They conceived of, built and operated aquaculture systems. Ancient fishponds were in operation for centuries before Europeans came to Hawaiʻi. Their tools were their intellect, their hands, rocks and trees. The following figures describe the basic technology of fishponds and how they took the leap from fishing to aquaculture.
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