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Southern Alaska Fisheries earn victory in federal court

 


ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a state commercial fishing organization that challenged a decision to move several southern Alaska salmon fisheries from federal to state management.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the decision by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The ruling means the case will go back to U.S. Alaska District Court and that federal fisheries policymakers will have to work with state managers on a

new management plan, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association sued ove...



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