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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.
The endangered species, which is endemic to Hawaii, is growing in population after decades of decline.
The federal advisory body’s leaders want a five-year delay of the commercial fishing prohibition around Papahanaumokuakea.