The Expand Papahānaumokuākea coalition is asking President Obama to expand the protections for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). Our coalition supports Senator Schatz’s proposal, which calls to expand PMNM to 582,578 square miles. This would create the world’s largest marine protected area by expanding the PMNM west of 163° West Longitude out to the full 200 nautical miles of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, while preserving access for local fishermen on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. To ensure proper care for Native Hawaiian cultural resources in the monument, the President is also being asked to designate the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) as a co-trustee on the management committee.