from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hawaiian name of the goggle-eyed scad, Trachurops crumenophthalmus. Called atule in Samoa.
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And the people of Hana give credit to this stone for the frequent appearance of the akule, oio, moi, and other fishes in their waters.
In olden times while the fishermen were hauling in their nets full of kala into the canoes, the akule and oio also came in numbers at the same time, making it impossible to catch all in one day; and as there were so many gathered in the net it took them a day and a night before they could care for their draught, which yielded so many more than could be made use of that they were fed to the pigs and dogs.