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Trump advised to alter Pacific Remote Islands monument

  • USFWS / NEW YORK TIMES

    A reef in the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the larger Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The president is being asked to alter protection boundaries for the area and regulate commercial fishing there.

Commercial fishing has been banned for nearly a decade in 490,534 square miles of water around several western Pacific islands and atolls. But that could change based on a recommendation issued Tuesday to President Donald Trump. Read more

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