Monumental Dispute

A high-density community of deep-sea corals and sponges at a depth of 2,000 meters (that’s more than a mile deep!) surveyed during the expedition. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana
A high-density community of deep-sea corals and sponges at a depth of 2,000 meters (that’s more than a mile deep!) surveyed during the expedition. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana

Should the boundaries of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument be expanded? Much of this issue is devoted to exploring the arguments for and against. Teresa Dawson looks at the deliberations of the Reserve Advisory Committee and the case for expansion presented in a white paper produced by expansion proponents. Patricia Tummons reports on the distinctly anti-expansion views expressed at the recent meeting of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.

And don’t forget: Our annual dinner is coming up on August 21, when cetacean expert Robin Baird will be our special guest speaker.

EH-XTRA! EH-XTRA!

‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Plays Out

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‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Plays Out: In April, we reported that fishing industry experts speculated the Hawai`i longline fleet might reach its annual catch quota for bigeye tuna in the Western and Central Pacific as... READ MORE

A clarification on fish exports

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Aloha readers. Our cover story attempting to clarify issues surrounding the proposed expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument unfortunately includes some rather confusing language. With regard to the debate over the percentage of fish caught by... READ MORE