A clarification on fish exports

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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 the Hawaii longline fleet that actually stays within the state, we reported that Mike Goto of the Honolulu fish auction agreed with numbers recently put forth by Western Pacific Fishery Management Council staffer Eric Kingma (Kingma has said that about 70 to 80 percent stays here). However, a sentence in our story inadvertently suggests that Goto said 70 percent is exported. We have corrected our story to clarify that Goto estimates that 70 percent of the fish stays in Hawaii, but that number varies from year to year.

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