American SamoaGovernor Lemanu P. S. Mauga said, “the livelihoods of over 2000 workers at the canneries are at stake” over a proposed Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Sanctuary. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Administrator, Dr Richard W. Spinrad noted NOAA understands the need to gather scientific and economic information to make informed decisions on the sanctuary. “We are dedicated to ensuring an inclusive and consistent process,” Spinrad said.
Northern Marianas (CNMI)Northern Marianas' tourism industry has continued its upward trend with more than 25,000 tourists visiting the islands in July . . .