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.
Equator Prize Winner: 2019
Location: Hawaii, United States
Ecosystem: Oceans and coasts