HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.C.R. NO.

74

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

requesting that the year 2022 be designated as the year of the limu.

 

 

 


WHEREAS, limu is a crucial part of a healthy and productive reef ecosystem; and

 

WHEREAS, limu is the primary producer and, therefore, the base of the nearshore marine food chain; and

 

WHEREAS, limu is a key indicator of the health and resilience of an ahupuaa; and

 

WHEREAS, limu was once the third important component, along with fish and poi, of the traditional Native Hawaiian diet; and

 

WHEREAS, in the past, limu was used not only for food but also for medicinal purposes as well as for religious and cultural ceremonies; and

 

WHEREAS, much limu-based cultural knowledge has been lost over many generations due to a lack of knowledge and awareness of limu's significance; and

 

WHEREAS, there has been a steep decline of limu throughout the State and a correlating decline in the amount of nearshore fish; and

 

WHEREAS, the lack of knowledge and awareness about limu hinders any work or effort to increase Hawaii's population of nearshore fish; and

 

WHEREAS, recapturing, retaining, and sharing cultural and environmental knowledge about limu will benefit nearshore fisheries and all the people of Hawaii for many generations; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2021, the Senate concurring, that the year 2022 be declared the Year of the Limu; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Governor.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

Year of the Limu; 2022