National Monuments: Zinke Urges Commercial Fishing In 3 Protected Areas

"Much of the attention to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's review of national monuments has focused on sites across the West, but recommendations he made to President Trump show that a trio of marine monuments could also see significant changes.

In a report Interior released yesterday, Zinke advised that commercial fishing be introduced to three ocean sites: Rose Atoll, Pacific Remote Islands, and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts marine national monuments.

Advocates for fishermen cheered the recommendations, asserting the restrictions had created an "economic burden" for their industry."

Jennifer Yachnin reports for Greenwire December 6, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 12/07/2017