Debate Heats Up Over Potential Impacts Of Expanded Monument on Longliners 

posted in: July 2016 | 0

(This article has been corrected to clarify Mike Goto's estimate of the percentage of fish exported.)

When it comes to the arguments that supporters and opponents of the proposed expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument have put forth about the potential impacts of ending commercial fishing there, there’s a lot to sort out: what matters, what’s open to debate, and what’s just plain wrong.

For example, the grassroots group Expand Papahanaumokuakea stated in a white paper last month that expanding the monument would protect deep sea habitats from the damaging effects of bottom . . .

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