National Parks Oceans Fisheries

Rob Hotakainen



Rob joined E&E News in 2017 to cover national parks and oceans after working for McClatchy's Washington Bureau and Minneapolis' Star Tribune in Washington, D.C., for nearly two decades. Rob was named Washington's top regional reporter in 2010, winning the David Lynch Prize for Regional Reporting for his work covering California issues. While at McClatchy, he also covered trade and regional issues in Washington state, Missouri, Kansas and Idaho.

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Members wrestle with shark fin bills

Vance Kondon, assistant manager of the Rainbow Reef Dive Center in Key Largo, Fla., says the demand for shark fins has hurt his industry and that he has to tell guests it is harder to see a shark these days.