HFACT Facts: The newly minted Hawai`i Fishermen’s Alliance for Conservation and Tradition made headlines in April 2013 when it petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to remove the North Pacific humpback whales from the federal list of endangered species. Its president, Philip Fernandez, told Environment Hawai`i at the time that his group had no affiliation at all with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, despite the presence on the HFACT board of two individuals closely allied with Wespac.
Less than six months after HFACT’s incorporation, on September 1, 2013, Fernandez received a grant from NMFS for . . .
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