August 25, 2016

Hirono Supports President’s Expansion of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement in support of the President’s announced expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument:

“I congratulate and thank the President for taking the important step to be a global leader in protecting ocean resources. President Obama's efforts to enhance protections for our ocean ecosystem will help to combat climate change, preserve biodiversity, and honor cultural traditions. As part of his announcement, I appreciate the President's recognition of the importance of commercial fishing to Hawaii's way of life and our shared goal of supporting Hawaii's sustainable pelagic fisheries.”