News Summary May 30, 2023
Today's Top Story: Federal Judge Denies State Request For Stay in Orca-Related Lawsuit Affecting Trollers
A federal judge in Washington has denied the State of Alaska a "stay" in judgment in a lawsuit that likely will shutter the Southeast Alaska salmon troll fishery during winter and summer months. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones on Friday affirmed his May 2 ruling that vacates an "incidental take statement" that was crafted by the National Marine Fisheries Service and allows the Southeast Alaska troll fishery to operate despite its impact on endangered species.
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