Alaska Chinook Fishermen Push Back on Wild Fish Conservancy Injunction to Stop Fishery
Juneau, AK - Alaska environmentalists, commercial fishermen, charter operators and recreational anglers have pushed back on an injunction filed by Washington-based Wild Fish Conservancy that would prevent Chinook salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska.
WFC sued NOAA Fisheries in March for mismanaging Chinook salmon, a prime prey for the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. While that lawsuit is pending, WFC filed an injunction on April 17 to prevent Chinook salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska effective July 1, 2020.
Yesterday, SalmonState, Alaska Trollers Association and Alaska Longline Fishermen’s...
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