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Association seeks to intervene in suit over foreign fishers

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / FEB. 2

    Hawaii officials point to a federal immigration permit as justification for allowing some 700 foreign fishermen confined to their American boats to catch and sell seafood in the state. But they fail to mention that all of those papers are stamped by U.S. Customs with the word: “Refused.”

The Hawaii Longline Association may join the court battle over foreign fishermen and whether they should be licensed to fish in Hawaii waters despite being barred from stepping on U.S. soil. Read more

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