After a two-day visit, Hokulea and Hikianalia left the small town of Haapu in Huahine at around 8 a.m. Friday and are in transit to the town of Fare on the opposite side of the island.
While on Huahine, crew members learned of Rahui, the practice of taking three months off of fishing in their area at a time.
Their biggest products are the Pahua, or clams and the Samoan Crab. The efforts of Rahui over the last four years have yielded gains in both species.
These efforts parallel local initiatives that seek to protect Hawaiiʻs environment.
The voyaging canoes will depart on Saturday morning for the island of Tahaa before traveling to Bora Bora on Sunday.