Hui Mālama o Moʻomomi

In a remote area of the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Hui Mālama o Moʻomomi brings together native Hawaiian communities to sustainably manage their marine waters and fisheries in the face of climate change. Drawing on traditional ecological knowledge and values passed down for generations, the group manages its nearshore fisheries using the art of kilo, which monitors moon cycles and their effects on marine species and ecosystems. Pono fishing, or responsible fishing, ensures a healthy and abundant ecosystem. Through family fishing camps, place-based education, learning activities, and advocacy, Hui Mālama o Moʻomomi focuses on passing on these practices to the younger generation.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2019

Founded: 1993

Location: Hawaii, United States

Ecosystem: Oceans and coasts

Case study

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 Equator Prize 2019

 Global North

Marine and Coastal Resource Management



Contact Information

Kelson Mac Poepoe
Poʻo Lawaiʻa / Konohiki


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