A scientific expedition that just wrapped up collected information expected to help understand how reefs are faring in the face of climate change.
But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.
Responding to a lawsuit and presidential proclamation, the Pacific fishery council is reconsidering what “non-commercial fishing” and “cultural fishing” should mean.
UPDATED A marine sanctuary advisory group wants to block opening Papahanaumokuakea to energy exploration or mining.
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 marine junk from the reefs and shores of Midway and Kure atolls was brought to Honolulu, where it will be incinerated.