State Pushes Back Against Federal Monk Seal Protections

·By Sophie Cocke

Flickr: USFWS Pacific

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But NOAA could face a lawsuit if it backtracks on plans to designate the main Hawaiian Islands as critical habitat.

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Do you think designating critical habitat around the main Hawaiian Islands for monk seals is in the best interest of the state?