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Editorial | Island Voices

Agency overreaches in trying to roll back marine monument

  • NOAA

    Papahanaumokukea encompasses extensive coral reefs supporting 7,000 marine species, and important habitat for the threatened green sea turtle, endangered Hawaiian monk seal, 22 species of seabirds and countless creatures yet to be discovered.

The Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s (Wespac’s) leaders vociferously opposed expanding Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, and now are asking the Trump administration to remove restrictions on commercial fishing there. Their actions are grossly inappropriate and possibly illegal. Read more

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