Hawaiian lawmakers say conservation move is bad for tuna fishermen

Thirty Hawaiian lawmakers wrote President Obama urging him not to expand the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument by 8 percent, as conservationists have proposed, says Civil Beat. The legislators argued that any expansion of the 140,000-square-mile protected area, which was originally designated by President Bush in 2007, would result in an estimated 8-percent drop in the number… » Read More

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