Editorial: Buyouts Offer Boost to Marine Preserve

Publication: Honolulu Advertiser

07/27/2006 - Hawaii officials must seize the unprecedented opportunity to preserve environmental resources offered by the creation of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.The most recent advantage comes through a smart move by the Pew Charitable Trusts to assemble compensation packages for the eight holders of bottomfishing permits. It would benefit commercial fishing stakeholders who would give up permits ahead of the current five-year deadline, enabling fuller environmental recovery to start now.

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