On June 16, Sen. Brian Schatz sent President Barack Obama a proposal to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). It was similar to one floated earlier in the month by the group of native Hawaiians who originally proposed the expansion. In response to concerns expressed by local fishers, the group had amended its original proposal to preserve access by Kaua`i and Ni`ihau fishers to two popular fishing buoys near Nihoa . . .
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