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The longtime leader of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has always done things her own way, for better or for worse.
The council’s leaders have done everything they can to stop presidents from creating monuments in the Pacific. Members of Congress have put forward a way to curb the lobbying.
From paying people to attend meetings to pushing legislation and even publishing a book, the federal fisheries panel spent years trying to influence state policy.
A Civil Beat investigation into the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council shows its longtime director and loyal council members have for decades used questionable strategies to help commercial fishermen.
The special project, Ka Ulana Pilina, aspires to serve the community by creating an inclusive space for Hawaiian language readers.
Kūlia kēia papahana kūikawā ʻo Ka Ulana Pilina i ka lawelawe kaiāulu ma o ka mālama ʻana i wahi e kono ʻia ai nā mea heluhelu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.
Most commenters are against the idea but commercial fishermen and Wespac are in favor.
State health officials said it was the largest fine they could recall for a longterm care facility.
All appointments scheduled through Feb. 7 have been canceled.