Fish and seafood enthusiasts were thrilled to learn that the state of Hawaii’s Great Barrier Reef, a vast, natural beauty that was once the world’s most visited tourist attraction, was in peril.
The iconic coral reef, located on the north-east coast of the island, was once home to the world-famous coral reef ecosystem, and it had been a cornerstone of the nation’s tourism industry for decades.
The reef, which was restored in the 1960s, had been largely lost to global warming.
The Great Barrier was in trouble, and for years the only way to make a living from its reef was to fish in its waters.
But the state is in dire straits.
Its economy has been crippled by an oversupply of food and a severe lack of water, and the government is running a massive deficit.
This week, the governor announced a $8.6bn (£6.7bn) plan to restore the reef.
The plan is meant to help restore the industry to profitability.
But it is also meant to raise money for the state’s fragile budget, which has been hammered by an economic recession and the global economic downturn.
In 2017, tourism accounted for less than 5 per cent of the state economy.
The state’s tourism sector has been in the red for years, and tourism is now estimated to account for less.
And the economic downturn has also had a significant impact on tourism.
Tourism revenue is the second-largest source of income for the government, after agriculture.
The economic downturn, and a lack of funding for the economy, have left many islanders without a source of economic activity, and have been a cause for concern.
The loss of the Great Barrier reef has put thousands of people out of work, and caused major economic distress to some of the most vulnerable people in the region, including women and the elderly.
The government is already struggling to pay for the plan to save the reef, and has said it will have to make concessions to ensure that the restoration of the reef is not delayed.
This article appeared in the April 2017 issue of The Australian Financial Review.
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