By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel Staff Writer 

Sitka Assembly: Lawsuit poses 'existential threat' to SE trollers


January 26, 2023

SITKA – After hearing comments Tuesday night on the “existential threat” facing the Southeast troll fishing industry, the Sitka Assembly gave unanimous approval to a resolution and a financial contribution to help the Alaska Trollers Association fight a lawsuit by a conservation group against a federal fisheries agency.

“I hope we have a unanimous decision because if the resolution is going to have any effect, we have to have real solidarity,” Assembly member Thor Christianson said prior to the vote.

ATA Request and Resolution

The resolution and the city’s $25,000 cash contribut...

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