Fishing Pono: Living in Harmony With the Sea
Native Hawaiians on Molokaʻi use ancient conservation methods to restore fisheries in the waters of their island.
- Teresa Tico
- Subject Matter
- Environment & Sustainability
Fishing Pono: Living in Harmony With the Sea tells the story of Native Hawaiians on the island of Molokaʻi who are using ancient conservation methods to restore fisheries in the waters of their island. Featuring lifelong fisherman Kelson 'Mac' Poepoe, and directed by awardwinning helmer Mary Lambert, Fishing Pono's graphic images of the commercial exploitation of Pacific fisheries leaves no room for doubt that current practices are unsustainable and will leave nothing for future generations. Mr. Poepoe's fishing conservation program on Molokai, based on historical practices, is an inspiring story of how one community turned the tide on a seemingly doomed resource.
Premiered on June 15, 2015 on Local, USA, and available to stream online at The WORLD Channel website through September 2015.
Producer/Writer: Teri Tico
Director: Mary Lambert
Cinematographer: Mike May
Editor: Michelle Harrison
Assistant Producer: Eddie Abubo
Sound Recordist: Susan LeHoven
Consultant: Stephanie Castillo
Talent: Kelson Mac Poepoe
Talent: Kawika Winter
Part of the Local, USA series, and available to stream online at The WORLD Channel website.
Produced in partnership with WTTW in Chicago, Local, USA is a half-hour, 13-week series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program.
Local, USA is a co-production of WTTW and WORLD Channel.