The Trump administration is on a mission to dismantle our national monuments on the land and in the ocean. This includes a recommendation to cut protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the only marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

CLF in Action

Even before the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was established in 2016, CLF has advocated for protecting special places in our ocean. We campaigned for the creation of a marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and now, we’re fighting to keep it safe.

If the administration gets it way, then oversight of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts would be left in the hands of the region’s fishery management council. That’s a lot like letting the fox guard the henhouse. We’re using the law to protect the monument, the health of our ocean, and the Antiquities Act, one of America’s most important conservation tools that was used to create the marine national monument.