U.S. tuna fleets almost never access the far-flung reaches of the Pacific that would soon be closed to commercial fishing under a federal marine sanctuary proposal, according to a new study.

That analysis, from the University of California Santa Barbara-based Environmental Markets Lab, found that purse seiners based in American Samoa spent just over 4% of their time over the past five years in waters poised for fishing prohibitions around Howland and Baker islands as well as Kingman Reef and Palmyra Atoll.

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