Fishing community concerned over expanding sanctuaries - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Fishing community concerned over expanding sanctuaries

Posted: Updated:
 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The island's fishing community is raising concern over the recent announcement of plans to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Guam Fisherman's Co-Op president Manny Duenas said, "It's of grave concern to us because as you know in the past ten years there's been a special push to create more sanctuaries what this plan proposes is to expand existing sanctuaries from 50 miles to 200 miles our concern here is that the CNMI already lost one-third of its resource and that's a 50 mile range now they might expand to 200 miles and Guam has not received one."

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was established by President George W. Bush in 2009. A release from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council notes that its voting members including Guam have analyzed the expansion plans and determined it would provide no added conservation benefit to marine resources, but instead will economically harm the area's fishermen and those reliant on Pacific marine resources.
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Report details Chamorro Affairs' non-appropriated funds

    Report details Chamorro Affairs' non-appropriated funds

    Independent auditors Ernst & Young expressed an unmodified clean opinion on the financial statements for the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Chamorro Affairs Non-Appropriated Funds. DCA reported an $88,000 increase in net position compared to the prior yeaMore >>
    Independent auditors Ernst & Young expressed an unmodified clean opinion on the financial statements for the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Chamorro Affairs Non-Appropriated Funds. DCA reported an $88,000 increase in net position compared to the prior yeaMore >>
  • Core Tech drops Simon Sanchez appeal in DPW deal

    Core Tech drops Simon Sanchez appeal in DPW deal

    The long-delayed effort to rebuild Simon Sanchez High School can finally move forward, that's because CoreTech has backed off its appeal filed with the Guam OPA in exchange for DPW rescinding its notice of default for bridge projects in Agana. Over a yearMore >>
    The long-delayed effort to rebuild Simon Sanchez High School can finally move forward, that's because CoreTech has backed off its appeal filed with the Guam OPA in exchange for DPW rescinding its notice of default for bridge projects in Agana. Over a yearMore >>
  • Phillip Cruz to talk sustainability at Science Sunday

    Phillip Cruz to talk sustainability at Science Sunday

    This month’s Science Sunday guest speaker is Phillip Cruz, sustainability coordinator for the University of Guam’s Center of Island Sustainability. From recycling to composting, Cruz and the CIS team work with students, local businesses and maMore >>
    This month’s Science Sunday guest speaker is Phillip Cruz, sustainability coordinator for the University of Guam’s Center of Island Sustainability. From recycling to composting, Cruz and the CIS team work with students, local businesses and maMore >>
Powered by Frankly