A Hawaiian pond (loko) or fishpond (loko i'a), like this one on the Big Island, were used in ancient times for the fattening and storing of fish for food and also as a source for kapu (forbidden) fish. Hawaiians were forbidden to catch fish during spawning season, and the loko i'a provided them with fish at those times.
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Loko I'a (Fishpond), Big Island
A Hawaiian pond (loko) or fishpond (loko i'a), like this one on the Big Island, were used in ancient times for the fattening and storing of fish for food and also as a source for kapu (forbidden) fish. Hawaiians were forbidden to catch fish during spawning season, and the loko i'a provided them with fish at those times.

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From gallery: Sacred Hawai'i
Date: 8 Oct 2005
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