Located on the southwest shore of Kauai, Hawaii - the Nomilo fishpond is an extinct volcanic crater that filled with water. It is an 18 acre brackish water pond, fed by two auwai - channels that connect the pond to the ocean. Nomilo is the oldest and one of the most fertile fishponds in the State of Hawaii. It's pristine waters, it's rich supply of algae provide the perfect growing habitat for fish, limu (sea vegetables) and shellfish.
Kauai Sea Farm (KSF) is a Hawaiian family- owned and operated business. The Nomilo fishpond has been in the family for over 100 years. KSF marries modern technology with traditional Hawaiian fishing methods. Our mission is to preserve the integrity, health and well-being of Nomilo fishpond and surrounding coastline while developing sustainable production of shellfish and seafood products.
Lynn's grandfather, Philip K. Palama, Sr. acquired Nomilo over 100 years ago. Lynn grew up learning the importance of the guardianship of this unique natural treasure, Nomilo - from her grandparents and descendants.
Thayne and Lynn Taylor have been business partners since they met and married 30 years ago. Thayne's education was in information technology and finance. His success as an entrepreneur in a variety of enterprises has made him the perfect candidate to help steer the Kauai Sea Farm operation.
Dave holds a Masters degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Dave has extensive experience in larval and growout production of shrimp, clams and oysters. Dave is an important member of the KSF family, bringing on board not only his scientific background but also his understanding and commitment to the cultural and environmental importance of the Hawaiian fishpond.
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