Report

The Economic Impact of a Proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monument

A decision will be made, in 2008, regarding whether or not President George W. Bush will consider designating a vast ocean area in the northernmost part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands archipelago, including three islands, as a U.S. National Monument.

This study was commissioned in April of 2008 to ascertain, quickly, a profile of the economic benefits and costs of the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument in relation to the economy of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

PDF of the full report can be found by clicking Downloads at the top of the page.

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