David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “If the science now says that the Hawaii-based longliners can fish without limits, that would be good news for everyone. Given that the science has been saying for years that bigeye are in big trouble, however, something seems fishy (pun intended). We will reserve judgment until reputable scientists weigh in.”
The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem
Erica Fuller, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The loss of one more whale could jeopardize their very existence. Changes need to be made and we intend to take every step necessary to protect this majestic species before it is too late.”
David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We sued them in 2013, and got them to put in common sense changes that they agreed to. Now they are trying to be freed of those, to go back to business as usual. That day has passed."
David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “There’s no good reason why they can’t look at alternatives that would involve protection of marine mammal habitats, let’s say around Kauai, where we just had this recent stranding event.”
Zack Klyver, Senior Naturalist with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., Earthjustice client: “The idea of opening up the monument to commercial fishing defeats the purpose of having it"