Sea Salts of Hawaii hosted a grand opening blessing for its facility in Kona just a handful of months in the past. It is where salt comes from seawater some 2,200 ft under the floor. The corporation joined forces, having more than the procedure from Kona Pa’akai — pa’akai is the Hawaiian phrase for salt. Pa’a indicates strong and kai signifies ocean.
The Conversation was there lately as tours of the salt farm reopened to the general public at a newly renovated visitor center. Guide Kanekoa Pawn White talked to us about pa’akai creation again in the day on Kauaʻi and Molokaʻi. The tour shares Hawaiʻi’s story and this “sense of put.” The 7-acre facility shares room with an algae firm that began functioning at the state’s Organic Electrical power Laboratory in 1999.
Melanie Kelekolio was there from the commencing and has watched the business morph over the a long time. She told The Dialogue she’s fired up to shift into this upcoming phase of diversification for Sea Salts of Hawaii. Its customer middle features rental venues for situations and retail space for all those who stop by for the eco-excursions. It can be the most up-to-date enterprise of this mariculture small business.
The business also shares a part of its proceeds to aid with the maritime debris problem in the Pacific Ocean and the endeavours to safeguard the Papahānaumokuākea Maritime Nationwide Monument, the maritime preserve area in our yard.
Go through a lot more tales from The Conversation’s collection on paʻakai, or salt. This job interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 8, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.