MAKANI CHRISTENSEN (D) CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE ANNOUNCES HIS ATTENDANCE AT PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MEETING
August 1, 2016 Honolulu, HI—Locally Grown, Combat Veteran, Business Owner, and Ocean Expert, Makani Christensen announced today that he will be attending the first public meeting regarding the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea. As a fisherman and businessman, “I can assure you it will be disastrous for Hawaii and it will drastically impact each family in Hawaii. It will increase the price of fish for the kamaaina, while using the excuse of preserving the species, even though NOAA reported a 5.4% increase in tuna population—the most caught fish in Hawaii. This places an undue burned on the people of Hawaii.”
Jobs will be lost! We are already struggling and this is an attack on business and our economy for the sake of an individual’s legacy. Foreign fleets will fish unregulated from these areas and sell the fish back to the people of Hawaii for a higher price.
I look forward to meeting all you tonight at Filipino Community Center in Waipahu located at 94-428 Mokuola St. #302, Waipahu, HI 96797 beginning at 5P.M. Let our voices be heard.