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The move by the inspector general comes after a Civil Beat investigation and request from four congressmen.
Wespac has proposed easing federal regulations on the incidental entangling of loggerhead turtles by commercial longliners.
But without a $2 million donation, it may be the last expedition for the Hawaii-based research submarines and support vessel that conducted the study.
A tiny ear structure that weighs less than a grain of rice held the secret to a 1,200-pound fish’s age.
Responding to a lawsuit and presidential proclamation, the Pacific fishery council is reconsidering what “non-commercial fishing” and “cultural fishing” should mean.
As federal officials sift through public comments on national monuments, supporters of Hawaii commercial fishermen say they merit special consideration.
The group signed a letter emphasizing how protected reserves help the economy and biodiversity.
The government is accepting input on the reconsideration of protections at 29 monuments, including Papahanaumokuakea.
The federal advisory body’s leaders want a five-year delay of the commercial fishing prohibition around Papahanaumokuakea.