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MA’ANA is working diligently on finding new ways that’s cost efficient then the methods that are being used today, removing mangroves on Molokai.  Removing it will be a task, not by it’s labor but, in complying to the rules and regulation with DLNR, making it difficult to use heavy equipment such as a CAT 312 or CAT 316 Amphibious Excavator in the fishpond.  The amphibious excavator was built to remove settlements or silt, and vegetation such as mangroves within the fishponds.  Walls of the fishpond will not be effected by the use of the excavator why?  The excavator will be 20′ to 30′ in distance from fishpond walls.

Since MA’ANA is working in getting the proper permits from these departments like DLNR, Army Cores of Engineers, NOAA, EPA and the land owners that lives in the area of Ualapu’e loko i’a, Are following the rules and staying within the guidelines to aquire Ualapu’e fishpond.  MA’ANA is also asking, to do a presentation with all of the govt. departments, for approval on research with a new method that’s being done in the united states and other parts of the world, like in the Asian region (China).  It’s cost efficient by using less man power, we’re asking all to come and join us, while we pioneer our way to making our ocean free from an invasive species, that was introduced to the Hawaiian islands in the 1900’s.

Your contributions and labor is much appreciated, to get rid of this non native species of tree called red mangrove – “Rhizophoraceae”.  Since it’s introduction to the islands, it had destroyed 95% of our fishponds, covering most of our coastal fronts and ask for your help to donate your time, to remove all the mangroves on the Hawaiian Islands.  Mahalo for taking the time to learn about the devastation the Mangroves is causing.  It is up to the people of Molokai, to be the solution and make the changes to save the resources for our children…..  Alo Ha

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