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Help Eradicate Heeia Fishpond Predators

Signups began last month for Heeia Fishpond’s annual fishing days – also known as predator eradication days.

“Join us in our yearly La Holoholo to rid (or at least significantly decrease) the fishpond of invasive and predatory fish, so that our native herbivores can have a fighting chance at survival,” wrote Kelii Kotubetey on the Paepae o Heeia blog.

The remaining good-cause fishing days are set for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, and July 6 and 20, and Aug. 3. It’s a bring-your-own-pole event, and food and drink will be available for sale on site. Fee is $10 per pole, and no other equipment is allowed besides small scoop nets and buckets. Anglers can expect to snare toau, kaku, papio and tilapia, which prey on the pond’s native stock. Space is limited, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, call 236-6178 or email sales@paepaeoheeia.org.