President Obama is to set up a huge marine monument in Hawaii soon. It will be something to look forward to with glee and anticipation.
President Obama is to open up a large marine conservatory off the coast of Hawaii. Hawaii, as everybody knows, is President Obama’s native state. The estate will cover 582,578 square kilometers of land and sea.
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Previously, President Goerge W. Bush made way for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Yet Obama’s new venture beats that past achievement by a size that is four times as large.
Obama is using his executive authority to conserve some marine wildlife. The move is backed by many Hawaiians, environmentalists and scientists.
They can see the imminent threat to the natural environment from the man-made pollution and resource depletion. The stricter rules and regulations should be enforced for a more pristine and purer environment.
The 1200 mile long archipelago is 270 miles northwest of Oahu. The oceans are something which we hardly bring into focus when we talk about the environmental degradation. They suffer just as much if not more than the land and the air.
Any sort of commercial activity not to mention deep sea mining will be strictly off limits at this marine conservatory. However, part-time recreational fishing not to mention scientific research will be allowed at the place.
President Obama will be making an announcement regarding the marine reserve soon, according to BuzzFeed. He will also be traveling to Midway Atoll which lies within the designated area.
Many longline fishermen tried to lobby against the plan of the president. They said that they didn’t harm the area as much as trawlers. Their yearly haul earned them $100 million.
One of them in fact compared his movement across the ocean along with his fellow fishermen as being like the fish in the ocean.
Obama has only been the latest president to endorse a protective clause for the Hawaiian archipelago. All in all, seven presidents have gone the distance to better the conditions of the region.
The process began with Theodore Roosevelt. The area is home to many species of fauna and flora. It is a rich pool of biodiversity. Every nook and cranny is literally teeming with life.
Most of the region is undisturbed and it would be good if it remained that way instead of being sullied by the trade and commerce of mankind.