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Agricultural Pest and Disease Support

Apple snails now occur in all of the taro fields in Hanalei and present numerous threats to the industry.

Project Status: Completed Project

Funding Status: Not Funded

Priority: Low

Project Lead: 

Kauai Taro Growers Association


Hanalei WaterShed Hui

Sea Grant

University of Hawaii

USDA Rural Development

Plan of Action: 

Forum to discuss approaches (harvesting and marketing, biological controls)

Raise public awareness and interest.


10/02 Rodney Haraguchi is developing apple snail aquaculture project

2004 HWH hosts Federal Congressional Delegation on Invasive Species field trip to see hau bush and apple snails in Hanalei

HWH coordinated Kauai Invasive Species participation in congressional visit

HWH highlights apple snail issue in newsletter

Watershed Action Items


Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.

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Hanalei Watershed Hui
5299C Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, Kauai

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1285
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714

Phone: (808) 826-1985
Fax: (808) 826-1985

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