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   Marianas Trench is the deepest place on Earth. Photo courtesy of NOAA
June 26, 2020

Following his directive to open the Atlantic Ocean’s fully protected marine sanctuary to commercial fishing, President Donald Trump is expected to put two marine national monuments in the Pacific region on the chopping block as well, a move that will trigger a clash between conservationists and commercial fishers. A federal agency is looking into the possible lifting of the fishing ban in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and Marianas Trench Marine National Monument...

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