Advisory Council Debates Details Of Proposed Monument Expansion

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“I’m all for expanding marine protected areas. The bigger the better, as you know. The devil is in the details,” the Hawai`i Audubon Society’s Linda Paul said last month of the proposed expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument’s boundaries in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) from 50 nautical miles out to 200.

Last month, she and her fellow members of the NWHI Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council (RAC) agreed to generally support the monument expansion, so long as the reserve’s boundaries are similarly expanded to ensure the entire area continues to be managed by the . . .

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