Dear President Biden:
I urge you to take action to restore protections to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. This unique area is important to the ocean ecosystem and it should be protected from all threats including commercial fishing that can harm the marine life that calls the monument area home.
Although I am unlikely to ever make the 150-mile trip to visit the monument’s surface and even more unlikely to venture more than a mile down to see the coral and sponge communities in the canyons and on the seamounts, I value these areas and the biodiversity that they support.
Protecting key habitats on land and in the water will be important parts of America’s response to climate change and I urge you to reinstate protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument as one of the first steps in your administration’s bold, forward-thinking climate action plan.
Thank you again for the opportunity to comment on this important issue. I look forward to your announcement in the near future.