TRUMP DECLARES WAR ON MARINE MONUMENTS
On Friday, in front of a collection of industry fishermen, President Trump opened the Atlantic Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing, despite a clear lack of legal authority. The only marine monument in the Atlantic, this designation protects endangered right whales, deep sea corals and fish stocks in recovery, from overfishing.
Now, industrial tuna fishers have appealed to open the Pacific marine national monuments to commercial fishing. With Earth Island Institute and the International Marine Mammal Project, we are preparing for legal battle to protect nearly 25% of the total Pacific marine protected areas from tuna and shark fishing.
Learn More and sign the petition to tell the Trump Administration hands off the healthiest coral reefs in US waters.