THE CARROLL COX SHOW : 1080 AM
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
Today's topic is the monk seal, one of the most endangered marine mammals in the U.S.
Carroll explains political actions behind DLNR's failure to file the "Application for an Individual Incidental Take Permit Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 for Listed Sea Turtles and Hawaiian monk seals in Inshore Marine Fisheries in the Main Hawaiian Islands Managed by the State of Hawaii". The application was pulled at request of Western Pacific Fisheries Council so they can delist sea turtles. Therefore, monk seals, as well as turtles, lose badly needed protection. Why is the U.S. National Marine Fishing Service, under NOAA, allowing this to happen?
Dr. Tricia Kehaulani Watson, from the Sanctuary Advisory Council, talks about what is happening in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. She is requesting public input to problems critical to the community.
Contact Dr. Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about your concerns and the next public meeting, May 25-26, in Hawaii Kai.
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