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Ocean Advocates Call for Expansion of Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument

NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr
NOAA's National Ocean Service / Flickr


Nick Yee
Credit Nick Yee

A group called Expand Papah?naumoku?kea wants President Obama to do one more good deed for Hawai‘i before leaving office.  Last month they sent a request urging the president to support the expansion of the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument.  The request would extend the sanctuary to the full 200 nautical-mile limit of the Hawaiian Islands’ exclusive economic zone.

The area is home to some of the most unique marine life in the world.  Dr. Douglas McCauley is a professor of marine biology who works closely with the monument.

There’s been some opposition from long-line fishermen who say it will deny them fishing grounds. But other fisherman like Rick Gaffney support the expansion.


More information can be found at Papah?naumoku?kea.gov 

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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