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Officials Say They Cannot Enforce Hawaii Fishing Contracts

Federal officials said Thursday a new contract being used to address concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii's longline commercial fleet is not within their jurisdiction to enforce, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules. Federal and state officials met with vessel owners, captains and representatives from Hawaii's fleet at a pier in Honolulu. The normally private quarterly meeting was opened to media and lawmakers to discuss conditions uncovered in...

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