The Hanalei Moon Calendar was a collaborative effort between the Hanalei Watershed Hui, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, to raise awareness about the connections between different environmental processes in Hawaiʻi. Traditional Hawaiian knowledge about fish spawning was often based on lunar cycles and seasonal changes, so a portion of the calendar explains how ocean users interested in community based resource management can observe and determine the spawning season for reef fish in their area. This information helps to establish periods when harvesting of fish should be avoided due to peak spawning activity. Other conservation messages related to appropriate harvestable size and life cycle information are also provided to help minimize human impact on ocean resources.
Click Here to download the Hanalei Moon and Tide Calendar 2012 (5.1mb pdf).