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About Local I'a

Local I‘a is distribution and subscription based seafood business. We source local, in-season seafood that is caught through pono fishing practices and distributed directly to chefs and consumers. Local I’a was established to increase the awareness of where our seafood comes from, highlight our hard working pono fishers, and provide healthy local seafood.

Local I‘a CSF takes a quadruple-bottom line approach, seeking to create positive environmental, social, economic, and cultural changes in our island community. The overarching goal of our business is to support sustainable fishing livelihoods by increasing the value of local fisheries, improve consumer access to fresh, local, responsibly caught seafood, and preferentially source from sustainable fisheries that are well-managed and can provide seafood for future generations.

Location Options
  • Community Supported Fishery/Seafood Box
  • Fishermen/Farmers Market
  • Retail Outlet
Purchasing Options
  • Subscription
Delivery Options
  • In-Person Pick-Up
  • Local Delivery
Food Access Options
  • Payment Plan Offered

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Seafood Offered

Octopus, Oysters, Rock crab, Sardines, Shrimp, White Crab, Mullet, Limu, Lehi, Onaga, Uku, Kawakawa




Number of Fishermen Sourced From

The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.

  • Community-Based Fisheries
  • Fair Access
  • Fair Price
  • Eating with the Ecosystem
  • Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
  • Catch and Handle with Honor
  • Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
  • Honoring the Ocean
  • Creativity and Collaboration

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We all depend on the health of our oceans it produces 70% of our oxygen. Here in Hawaiʻi the ocean is a vital part of life including a source of food. Our top priority is to offer the highest quality of freshest seafood to consumers while doing our part to protect Hawai‘i’s marine resources. The seafood we provide represents the most sustainable options we can offer at this time and is traceable from boat to plate.

Our fishing standards incorporate indigenous Hawaiian fishing practices and social principles for ethically sourced food with principles of both the Monterrey Bay Seafood Watch and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The integration of globally recognized industry standards for environmentally sustainable seafood with traditional and observational knowledge facilitates fishing practices that foster productivity and sustainability.

All seafood is sourced from healthy stocks, and our fishermen fish in ways that allow populations to replenish themselves.
Our fishermen take care of the resource, and minimize the impact of their fishing activities on the environment.
Our fishermen adhere to state and federal fishing regulations and are active participants in improving management systems
Our fishermen uphold standards for ethical sourcing, including fair and equitable employment, transparency of point-of-origin, and adherence to cultural practices and knowledge.