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Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
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August 1, 2016 Honolulu, HI—Locally Grown, Combat Veteran, Business Owner, and Ocean Expert, Makani Christensen announced today that he will be attending the first public meeting regarding the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea. As a fisherman and businessman, “I can assure you it will be disastrous for Hawaii and it will drastically impact each family in Hawaii. It will increase the price of fish for the kamaaina, while using the excuse of preserving the species, even though NOAA reported a 5.4% increase in tuna population—the most caught fish in Hawaii.  This places an undue burned on the people of Hawaii.”

Jobs will be lost!  We are already struggling and this is an attack on business and our economy for the sake of an individual’s legacy.   Foreign fleets will fish unregulated from these areas and sell the fish back to the people of Hawaii for a higher price.

I look forward to meeting all you tonight at Filipino Community Center in Waipahu located at 94-428 Mokuola St. #302, Waipahu, HI 96797 beginning at 5P.M. Let our voices be heard.


Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings

News Release from NOAA

Please join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for a public meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

On June 16, 2016, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz submitted a proposal to President Obama, requesting consideration of expanding the current boundaries of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - drawing attention again to the rich cultural and scientific resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI).

As the Administration evaluates the proposal, we are seeking input from all interested parties to ensure that any expansion of the Monument protects the unique features of the NWHI for future generations while recognizing the importance of sustainable ocean-based economies. Please join us at our listening session to share your comments, concerns, and visions regarding the proposed expansion.

Oahu: Monday, August 1, 2016
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Filipino Community Center
94-428 Mokuola Street, Suite 302
Waipahu, HI 96797

Kauai: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kauai Community College
Performing Arts Center
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Written comments will be accepted in person during the public meetings and may also be submitted, in person, August 1 and 2 at the following locations during normal business hours:

Honolulu Services Center
Pier 38, Honolulu Harbor
1139 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite 220
Honolulu, HI 96817

Sanctuary Visitor Center
726 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
76 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720

We hope you are able to join us and ask that you RSVP at your earliest convenience by clicking HERE. This meeting is open to the public, so please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think would be interested.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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