Replanting of native plants, 1901!

HAWAIIAN PLANTS WILL BE GROWN AGAIN.

Under the direction of Mr. Haughs, the nurseryman of the government, the planting of Hawaiian plants in the valley of Nuuanu will be attempted, to make that valley verdant once again with native plants, so that it will be just as beautiful as it was fifty or more years ago. These seedlings were sent by Ebena Lo [Eben Low] from his residence at Puuwaawaa, Hawaii, to Commissioner Taylor, those being aaka, holei, aalii, ohia, kolea, opiko, akia, alahee, kauila, uhiuhi, iliahi, lama, and olapa.

It is said that it has been about 50 years that these plants were growing in abundance in Nuuanu Valley, for with the influx of animals and the mass cutting of trees for firewood, the beautiful forest of times gone by became a barren field.

The government will spend a sum of money to grow and foster this new forest, however, we believe that there is no way that the beauty of the forest which God grew originally and which was damaged by man will be attained by this new forest which is intended to be grown.

(Aloha Aina, 12/7/1901, p. 4)

E HOOULU HOU IA ANA NA LAAU HAWAII.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VII, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 7, 1901.

We still haven’t learned today what they knew a hundred years ago?

Remember the article on snakes we posted just a couple of weeks ago? Out today is a current related article…

How sad is it when Hawaii already had the answer a hundred years ago, that today, the State of Hawaii doesn’t think keeping alien pests out of Hawaii is important enough to fund! See this article out today by Audrey McAvoy: Alien pests risk fewer inspectors upon entry.

More on fishing laws, 1915.

A LAW PROTECTING FISH IS WANTED.

There was a petition carried around to the citizens of Kaneohe, Heeia, and all the other areas on the Koolau side of the island of Oahu which asks the legislature to pass a law prohibiting the Japanese fishermen from going into those areas with their small-meshed nets and indiscriminately taking all kinds of fish from those waters, so that fish will be left for the people of those Koolau cliffs.

In times past, there was an abundance of fish seen in those waters, and the Hawaiian people of the place were greatly blessed, in that fish were easily caught making life easy because of this bounty of fish; however, these days, it is changed, because with their huge nets which are 600 feet or more long, the Japanese go about, and being that the eyes of their nets are tiny, caught haphazardly are all sorts from big to small; and these day you hardly see fish that were regularly seen before.

Desperately Wanting a Law Passed.

It is hoped by a great number of the people of the (two) Koolau that a law is passed soon by the legislature banning the Japanese from fishing in those waters with nets, because it will save the fish from being wiped out by the Japanese, and fish will be left to propagate for the benefit of the people of the entire island. One very good law being worked on by the legislature, is the limiting of fish prices, because when you observe the selling of fish in fish markets of Honolulu nei these days, the prices are so high that the poor and indigent can’t afford it.

(Kuokoa, 2/19/1915, p. 2)

MAKEMAKE I KANAWAI HOOKAPU I NA I'A

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIII, Helu 8, Aoao 2. Feberuari 19, 1915.

New fishing laws for amaama (mullet), 1911.

Ban on Amaama.

There are many people in this Territory who donʻt know that they have been breaking the law since the first of this month, December; those law breakers are the owners of fish ponds, and those who sell amaama at markets. According to the law passed during this past Legislative Session of 1911, eating of amaama is banned from the 1st of December until the 1st of March.

Therefore, Attorney General Lindsay sent notice to the fish sellers at the markets that the sale of amaama over the counter will not be allowed anymore from next Tuesday on. Both ocean amaama and pond amaama are banned.

With this restriction on amaama during these months, there will be seen fish shortages in town on occasion in the future. It is known that during stormy times and when the sea is rough you canʻt get ocean fish. Amaama is a fish you can get all the time, in good and bad weather, and it is a favorite fish of the people.

This law prohibiting its sale to the public will make it disappear for several months before reappearing again. And dining tables in the upcoming holidays will be without this familiar fish of the land.

(Aloha Aina, 1/23/1911, p. 1)

KAPU KA AMAAMA.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVI, Helu 51, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 23, 1911.