The Pacific Islands and the Sea: 350 Years of Reporting on Royal Fishponds, Coral Reefs and Ancient Walled Fish Weirs in Oceania


Fran Dieudonne (ed.)


Encinitas, California: Neptune House Publications

Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0-9659782-1-4
Binding: paper
Pages: xiv, 184


Over 100 authors and narrators including 30 Pacific Islanders, chronicle their findings and descriptions of royal fishponds, coral reefs and ancient walled fishtraps found on Pacific islands such as:

  • Yap
  • Huahine
  • Viti Levu
  • Savaii
  • Funafuti
  • Aurora
  • Malaita
  • Napuka
  • Tongareva
  • Abemama
  • Pohnpei
  • Tahiti
  • MajuroKuria
  • Molokai
  • Kosrae
  • Aitutake
  • Manihiki

The core of this anthology is native Pacific Island culture and its preservation. It explores the ingenuity of indigenous Pacific Islanders and the tangible evidence of what their ancestors did to survive on the atolls and islands of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.

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