Assembly supports commercial trollers


February 9, 2023

Jenny Winters / Petersburg Pilot

Troller running lines off the southeast coast.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Southeast commercial Chinook troll fishery during Monday's meeting.

The resolution of support comes in the wake of a judge's recommendation to suspend the fishery as part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC), a Washington-based nonprofit conservation organization.

Western District of Washington Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson's report and recommendation concluded that the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) violated the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act...

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