IN THE NEWS
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is proposing to expand one of the world's largest marine conservation areas in a way that preserves some fishing grounds for local fishermen.
Claims of conservation benefits to natural resources by expanding the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) from 50 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles are without scientific or economic merit.
In the 40 years since passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, we’ve been on a journey that has made U.S. fisheries management a global model of sustainability.
Why It Matters
To learn more about the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands fisheries and their management, go to http://www.wpcouncil.org/nwhi-fisheries/