Mac Poepoe

(12x16) Oil on Canvas

Mac Poepoe is a lawai‘a, a fisherman, lifetime Hawaiian homesteader, and a community leader on Moloka‘i. He dedicates his life to sharing his knowledge of traditional resource management with the hope of ensuring that our ocean will be momona, abundant for generations to come. Uncle Mac’s expertise and knowledge can be attributed to his upbringing in a Hawaiian family that has been fishing and maintaining the sustainability of these waters for generations. Uncle Mac is a skilled lawai‘a who approaches his practice with passion and care. Poepoe has developed resource materials, programs and curriculum that have in many ways set the standard for small-

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