Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Apparently, the eight people and/or organizations who hold fishing permits for the Northwest Hawaiian Islands are cheesed off that they'll no longer be able to fish now that L'Etat has declared the islands a national monument. The headline claims that The Decider has stirred up "controversy," but...the article itself doesn't really mention anything controversial. All it says is that the lobbyist claims that there's not a problem, and one fisherman or fisherperson or whatever claims that their activities don't hurt anything.

The use of the word "controversy" implies a little more activity than that, I think. Anyway, cry me a river. I mean, it's too bad that they're not going to be able to continue earning a living the way they're used to doing it, but wouldn't you think that five years is enough time to be able to find a new fishing spot?

And by the way, for a really great book about NWHI and the wildlife there, check out Middleton and Littschwanger's Archipelago. The photos are absolutely gorgeous.


  • (Fj) - The Honolulu newspaper used the word "debate".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 AM  

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