Pew Trusts Gives Up on Fishermen Buyouts

Publication: Honolulu Advertiser

Author: Jan TenBruggencate

11/03/2006 - The Pew Charitable Trusts, which had offered to compensate commercial fishing interests in return for retiring their licenses to fish the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, has ended its efforts, saying it could not interest enough of the fishers.Managing Director Joshua Reichert is quoted.

Said Joshua Reichert, the group's director: "We would have liked to have begun the restoration of this ecosystem immediately, and to have helped support a fair transition for the remaining fishermen. Yet there is little we can do if the existing permit holders are unwilling to participate in this process with us."

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