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Public comment wanted for Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument management plan

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Federal agencies are seeking public feedback on a proposal to develop a management plan for an area in the Central Pacific.

Established in 2009, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument encompasses roughly 495,000-square-miles including seven islands and atolls, and more than 165 known seamounts.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking public comment to help finalize a management plan for the monument.

The plan would direct the care and management of natural, cultural and historic resources found within the monument.

It will also define management roles and responsibilities among agencies.

The comment period ends on Jan. 20.

More information can be found online at federalregister.gov.

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