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Kauaʻi Sea Farm

We visit Kauaʻi Sea Farm, a one-of-a-kind restorative aquaculture operation, located on the southwest side of Kauaʻi—in the 20-acre, saltwater fishpond, Nomilo (Nōmilu) loko iʻa, which is owned and cared for by the Pālama family. We learn about their clam and limu (edible algae) aquaculture and their research to grow sea cucumbers—filter feeders that not only help clean the pond but also taste delicious—and can help provide products for sale at local restaurants!

We talk-story with production manager, Dave Anderson, aquaculture technician, Kalalena Lum Won, hatchery technician Tim Leichliter, as well as Pālama family member and Kauaʻi Sea Farm president, Lynn Taylor, and director of operations , Thayne Taylor.

Watch the trailer for Season 10, Episode 1 on Vimeo, on YouTube, or on Vimeo with English Subtitles.

Watch related fishpond episodes: Hilo Loko Iʻa , Kumuola Marine Science Education Center, and Restoring a Hawaiian Fishpond.

Cover image by Andre Seale.

Full Episode

Or watch the episode on YouTube!

(With archived researcher comments from our premiere on February 16, 2023.)

This episode is also available with English subtitles on Vimeo.

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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.

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