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Hawaii Agency Rejects Rule to Protect Foreign Fishermen

A Hawaii state agency has denied a petition to change rules for commercial fishing licenses given to undocumented foreign fishermen. Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison confirmed the board’s denial after a board meeting Friday. The petition sought more transparency and accountability in the licensing process and was seen by its signatories as a measure to better protect foreign workers in the fleet. The petition came after an Associated Press investigation...

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