Waikiki Aquarium receives moi donation following September theft | Business
The Waikiki Aquarium announced it has received a donation of 300 moi fingerlings from Hawaii Pacific University's Oceanic Institute.
The donation comes after 15 of the Aquarium's 21 adult moi, worth $1,500, were stolen from its outdoor display tank in September.
The moi are scheduled to make their Aquarium debut this spring. The Aquarium also plans to release some of the fish into the ocean as a part of Earth Day in April.
"We're so grateful for this donation from the Hawaii Pacific University's Oceanic Institute as it will allow us to better serve as a community and educational resource about the Pacific Threadfin, or moi," director Andrew Rossiter, Ph.D. said. "The exhibit is truly unique in that it highlights Hawaii's role as a world-leader in this field of aquaculture and also shares the moi's cultural significance as the fish of Hawaiian royalty."
The Aquarium also received $112.39 from fifth-grade students and faculty of King William Lunalilo Elementary School. That money will be used to support raising the moi.
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