Sharks at Hoopuloa, 1926.


A traveller to Hoopuloa reported that the shores near Hoopuloa were full of Sharks. There was a submarine [moku luu] that arrived at that place mentioned, and those on board the submarine spoke of the great number of sharks at this place, Continue reading


Auwe! 1867.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Man snagged by a hook.—This past Saturday, some people from Waikiki went malolo fishing [pahoe malolo], and as usual, one dove in to see how the fish were going in, and that is what Mauhelemoku did, Continue reading

On kapaepae malolo, 1915.

[Found in: “He Moolelo no Hiakaloka”]

Some people went fishing, all sorts of fishing where you would catch fish, until the fishing of the women who drape the malo of their men over their necks. The famous fishing of Kohala is malolo fishing [kapaepae malolo]. The type of fishing of that land of the apaapaa winds is one where the women drape the malo of their men over their necks and slap their chests in grief [paiauma] as they walk the sea capes. Continue reading

Sale of oopuhue outlawed, 1945.

Balloon Fish Placed ‘Out of Bounds’ By Board Of Health


The sale of puffer or balloon fish (oopuhue) has been banned by the territorial Board of Health, because of recent outbreaks of balloon fish poisoning which caused hospitalization of several persons, Dr. Richard K. C. Lee, director of public health, announced yesterday. Continue reading