United Cook Inlet Drift Association Wins Lawsuit Against NMFS on Appeal
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - September 22, 2016
“We won!” wrote Audrey Salmon, manager of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA) to her members when an Anchorage federal appeals court reversed a lower court decision against the fishermen.
The suit found fault with the North Pacific Council’s Amendment 12 to the Fisheries Management Plan for Salmon. The council adopted Amendment 12 in 2012, to make official something many people already assumed: that Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound, and the Alaska Peninsula were exempted from the federal fisheries management plan for salmon because the State of Alaska was managing those fisheries adequately.
But UCIDA and the Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund urged the Council to reject the amendment...
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