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The Fairmont Orchid hosts a special seafood event on Saturday, October 17 at the Brown's Beach House Knoll to benefit the Friends of NELHA, a nonprofit, charitable organization whose goal is to educate the public about sustainable technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, food security, water, and health, with a focus on Hawaii and the technologies demonstrated at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). The event starts at 6 p.m. and will feature a wine and cocktail reception and four-course seafood dinner and passed hors dʻoeuvres. Tickets are $95 per person and can be reserved by calling (808) 887-7368.

Mariculture and aquaculture are critical to our ability to meet the seafood demands of a growing global population. At NELHA on Hawaiʻi Island's Kona Coast, companies such as Big Island Abalone, Kona Coast Shellfish, LLC, and Kona Cold Lobsters are culturing premium seafood products, providing local chefs and consumers with access to sustainable, locally raised seafood, and creating meaningful employment opportunities for island residents.

Hawaii Seafood Month celebrates the Friends of NELHA and the NELHA companies who are working to enhance the seafood security of our island home.