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Marine Sanctuary Expansion Alarms Pacific Governors

The prospect of expanding a marine sanctuary has alarmed CNMI Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, Guam Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerrero and American Samoa Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.

In their joint letter to President Joseph Biden, the three governors requested a meeting “at your earliest convenience.”

“We are alarmed and concerned over the prospect of expanding potential fishery closures through designating a marine sanctuary within the full U.S. economic exclusive zones of the Pacific Remote Island Areas which already include a Marine National Monument,” Palacios, Leon Guerrero and Mauga told the president in a letter.

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