Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy local seafood?

Over 60% of our seafood is currently being imported. By buying locally caught seafood, you are supporting local fishermen and giving back to the local fishing community.

Why is it important to trace my seafood?

Traceable seafood allows you to know its entire story: the day it was caught, who caught and how it was caught. With our traceability app, you now have the opportunity to learn about the health of the fisheries in which your seafood was harvested. This enables you to make more informed decisions when you purchase your seafood.

Are we using farmed or wild seafood?

We are predominately using wild caught sustainable seafood. Occasionally, we will highlight certain aquaculture/aquaponics operations here in Hawaii.

How do we know what is caught sustainably?

We have developed a list of sustainability standards, called our Pono Fishing Standards. These standards integrate the MSC pre-assessment criteria with traditional Hawaiian fishing knowledge.

Where are our profits going?

Our business is built on helping our fisheries thrive here in Hawaii. We support efforts that help to manage our stocks and help fishermen fish in sustainable ways. Profits at the end of every year will go to initiatives that help the fisheries.

Where does our seafood come from?

No, we are working directly with small “day boat” fishermen. Day boat fishermen fish and sell their catch all within one day. This ensures that we are providing you with the freshest possible seafood.

Are we selling to restaurants?

Most restaurants want a steady consistent supply of seafood. We are getting our seafood directly from the fishermen who fish from wild stocks. We cannot guarantee to restaurants a steady consistent supply. We are currently working with restaurants that have the flexibility within their menu to offer a wide range of seafood.

Where do I pick up my fish?

Kaimuki Superette, Kokua Market, Morning Brew in Kailua, Madre Chocolate (downtown location), and Punahou School (faculty and staff only). Possible Northshore and Waimanalo locations coming soon!

How much does it cost?

There are 2 types of fish shares: A Kau Share is $25 each week and feeds 2-3 people once a week (usually between 1.5-2lbs of fish). An Ohana Share is $40 and feeds 4 people once a week or 2 twice)

What is included in my share?

Each share contains fresh, local, pono seafood, sourced directly from fishers to your plate. Each share contains a unique code that tells the story of your seafood, as well as a recipe on how you can prepare it.

How do I cancel my subscription?

By becoming a member of Local Iʻa, you are committed to the entire length of time that you signed up for. If a circumstance arises that you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please contact us at info@localiahawaii.com. Decisions regarding refunds will be made on an individual basis.

How do I pay for it?

All payments are done online through an online CSA software called Farmigo. You will create an account on Farmigo in which you are able to track and make payments and modify your subscription to Local Iʻa. When you sign up, you commit to buying 4, 8, 12, 24, or 48 weeks of shares. You pay in increments of 4 weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy local seafood?

Over 60% of our seafood is currently being imported. By buying locally caught seafood, you are supporting local fishermen and giving back to the local fishing community.

Why is it important to trace my seafood?

Traceable seafood allows you to know its entire story: the day it was caught, who caught and how it was caught. With our traceability app, you now have the opportunity to learn about the health of the fisheries in which your seafood was harvested. This enables you to make more informed decisions when you purchase your seafood.

Are we using farmed or wild seafood?

We are predominately using wild caught sustainable seafood. Occasionally, we will highlight certain aquaculture/aquaponics operations here in Hawaii.

How do we know what is caught sustainably?

We have developed a list of sustainability standards, called our Pono Fishing Standards. These standards integrate the MSC pre-assessment criteria with traditional Hawaiian fishing knowledge.

Where are our profits going?

Our business is built on helping our fisheries thrive here in Hawaii. We support efforts that help to manage our stocks and help fishermen fish in sustainable ways. Profits at the end of every year will go to initiatives that help the fisheries.

Where does our seafood come from?

No, we are working directly with small “day boat” fishermen. Day boat fishermen fish and sell their catch all within one day. This ensures that we are providing you with the freshest possible seafood.

Are we selling to restaurants?

Most restaurants want a steady consistent supply of seafood. We are getting our seafood directly from the fishermen who fish from wild stocks. We cannot guarantee to restaurants a steady consistent supply. We are currently working with restaurants that have the flexibility within their menu to offer a wide range of seafood.

Where do I pick up my fish?

Kaimuki Superette, Kokua Market, Morning Brew in Kailua, Madre Chocolate (downtown location), and Punahou School (faculty and staff only). Possible Northshore and Waimanalo locations coming soon!

How much does it cost?

There are 2 types of fish shares: A Kau Share is $25 each week and feeds 2-3 people once a week (usually between 1.5-2lbs of fish). An Ohana Share is $40 and feeds 4 people once a week or 2 twice)

What is included in my share?

Each share contains fresh, local, pono seafood, sourced directly from fishers to your plate. Each share contains a unique code that tells the story of your seafood, as well as a recipe on how you can prepare it.

How do I cancel my subscription?

By becoming a member of Local Iʻa, you are committed to the entire length of time that you signed up for. If a circumstance arises that you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please contact us at info@localiahawaii.com. Decisions regarding refunds will be made on an individual basis.

How do I pay for it?

All payments are done online through an online CSA software called Farmigo. You will create an account on Farmigo in which you are able to track and make payments and modify your subscription to Local Iʻa. When you sign up, you commit to buying 4, 8, 12, 24, or 48 weeks of shares. You pay in increments of 4 weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy local seafood?

Over 60% of our seafood is currently being imported. By buying locally caught seafood, you are supporting local fishermen and giving back to the local fishing community.

Why is it important to trace my seafood?

Traceable seafood allows you to know its entire story: the day it was caught, who caught and how it was caught. With our traceability app, you now have the opportunity to learn about the health of the fisheries in which your seafood was harvested. This enables you to make more informed decisions when you purchase your seafood.

Are we using farmed or wild seafood?

We are predominately using wild caught sustainable seafood. Occasionally, we will highlight certain aquaculture/aquaponics operations here in Hawaii.

How do we know what is caught sustainably?

We have developed a list of sustainability standards, called our Pono Fishing Standards. These standards integrate the MSC pre-assessment criteria with traditional Hawaiian fishing knowledge.

Where are our profits going?

Our business is built on helping our fisheries thrive here in Hawaii. We support efforts that help to manage our stocks and help fishermen fish in sustainable ways. Profits at the end of every year will go to initiatives that help the fisheries.

Where does our seafood come from?

No, we are working directly with small “day boat” fishermen. Day boat fishermen fish and sell their catch all within one day. This ensures that we are providing you with the freshest possible seafood.

Are we selling to restaurants?

Most restaurants want a steady consistent supply of seafood. We are getting our seafood directly from the fishermen who fish from wild stocks. We cannot guarantee to restaurants a steady consistent supply. We are currently working with restaurants that have the flexibility within their menu to offer a wide range of seafood.

Where do I pick up my fish?

Kaimuki Superette, Kokua Market, Morning Brew in Kailua, Madre Chocolate (downtown location), and Punahou School (faculty and staff only). Possible Northshore and Waimanalo locations coming soon!

How much does it cost?

There are 2 types of fish shares: A Kau Share is $25 each week and feeds 2-3 people once a week (usually between 1.5-2lbs of fish). An Ohana Share is $40 and feeds 4 people once a week or 2 twice)

What is included in my share?

Each share contains fresh, local, pono seafood, sourced directly from fishers to your plate. Each share contains a unique code that tells the story of your seafood, as well as a recipe on how you can prepare it.

How do I cancel my subscription?

By becoming a member of Local Iʻa, you are committed to the entire length of time that you signed up for. If a circumstance arises that you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please contact us at info@localiahawaii.com. Decisions regarding refunds will be made on an individual basis.

How do I pay for it?

All payments are done online through an online CSA software called Farmigo. You will create an account on Farmigo in which you are able to track and make payments and modify your subscription to Local Iʻa. When you sign up, you commit to buying 4, 8, 12, 24, or 48 weeks of shares. You pay in increments of 4 weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I buy local seafood?

Over 60% of our seafood is currently being imported. By buying locally caught seafood, you are supporting local fishermen and giving back to the local fishing community.

Why is it important to trace my seafood?

Traceable seafood allows you to know its entire story: the day it was caught, who caught and how it was caught. With our traceability app, you now have the opportunity to learn about the health of the fisheries in which your seafood was harvested. This enables you to make more informed decisions when you purchase your seafood.

Are we using farmed or wild seafood?

We are predominately using wild caught sustainable seafood. Occasionally, we will highlight certain aquaculture/aquaponics operations here in Hawaii.

How do we know what is caught sustainably?

We have developed a list of sustainability standards, called our Pono Fishing Standards. These standards integrate the MSC pre-assessment criteria with traditional Hawaiian fishing knowledge.

Where are our profits going?

Our business is built on helping our fisheries thrive here in Hawaii. We support efforts that help to manage our stocks and help fishermen fish in sustainable ways. Profits at the end of every year will go to initiatives that help the fisheries.

Where does our seafood come from?

No, we are working directly with small “day boat” fishermen. Day boat fishermen fish and sell their catch all within one day. This ensures that we are providing you with the freshest possible seafood.

Are we selling to restaurants?

Most restaurants want a steady consistent supply of seafood. We are getting our seafood directly from the fishermen who fish from wild stocks. We cannot guarantee to restaurants a steady consistent supply. We are currently working with restaurants that have the flexibility within their menu to offer a wide range of seafood.

Where do I pick up my fish?

Kaimuki Superette, Kokua Market, Morning Brew in Kailua, Madre Chocolate (downtown location), and Punahou School (faculty and staff only). Possible Northshore and Waimanalo locations coming soon!

How much does it cost?

There are 2 types of fish shares: A Kau Share is $25 each week and feeds 2-3 people once a week (usually between 1.5-2lbs of fish). An Ohana Share is $40 and feeds 4 people once a week or 2 twice)

What is included in my share?

Each share contains fresh, local, pono seafood, sourced directly from fishers to your plate. Each share contains a unique code that tells the story of your seafood, as well as a recipe on how you can prepare it.

How do I cancel my subscription?

By becoming a member of Local Iʻa, you are committed to the entire length of time that you signed up for. If a circumstance arises that you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please contact us at info@localiahawaii.com. Decisions regarding refunds will be made on an individual basis.

How do I pay for it?

All payments are done online through an online CSA software called Farmigo. You will create an account on Farmigo in which you are able to track and make payments and modify your subscription to Local Iʻa. When you sign up, you commit to buying 4, 8, 12, 24, or 48 weeks of shares. You pay in increments of 4 weeks.