The plan also identifies 22 programs or projects associated with the plan objectives for potential funding under a Pacific Insular Area Fishery Agreement.It is very coy to try to say that they have approved "foreign fishing revenue for the Puerto Rico dump cleanup," when what they have really done is to simply approve foreign fishing. You don't really think any of that money is going to be used to pay to cleanup the dump do you?
These include an exclusive economic zone enforcement program; commercial harvest monitoring system; fisheries technology and education program; development of fish marketing plan; CNMI commercial fisheries baseline assessment; and regional fisheries meeting and conferences funding assistance.
Also on the list are vessel monitoring program; construction of cold storage, fish processing, and fish market facilities; foreign fishery observer program; establishment of fishery management units for the EEZ; Northern Islands remote fishing station project; charter fishing economic impact study; and foreign fishing revenue for the Puerto Rico dump cleanup [emphasis mine].
Sheds some light on some of the Wespac representatives' (and the governor's) opposition to the monument last year. They were trying to sell our waters off to the Chinese while we were trying to protect them for indigenous use.