Fishing Pono

About This Episode


Fishing Pono: Living in Harmony With the Sea tells the story of Native Hawaiians on the island of MolokaŹ»i who are using ancient conservation methods to restore fisheries in the waters of their island.

Featuring lifelong fisherman Kelson 'Mac' Poepoe, and directed by award-winning helmer Mary Lambert, Fishing Pono's graphic images of the commercial exploitation of Pacific fisheries leaves no room for doubt that current practices are unsustainable and will leave nothing for future generations. Mr. Poepoe's fishing conservation program on Moloka'i, based on historical practices, is an inspiring story of how one community turned the tide on a seemingly doomed resource.