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.
According to Hawaiian legend, the Nomilo fishpond was created when Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of fire and creation first arrived on Kaua’i. Unable to find a suitable home on the island, she caused a small hill along the southern shore of the island to erupt. The eruption covered near-by Kalaheo with small black rocks and created a crater in the earth. The crater filled with sea water and became the Nomilo Fishpond. Before leaving Kaua’i, Pele left two supernatural eels named Puhi-‘ula and Puhi’pakapaka, to guard the fishpond.
Kaua’I Sea Farm honors this ancient legend with
the depiction of two eels in the company logo.
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