Federal Judge’s Rejection Of NOAA BiOp May Shut Down SE Alaska Commercial Troll Fishery For Chinook Salmon; Alaska Seeks Stay, Appeal

A federal court this week rejected a NOAA Fisheries’ biological opinion allowing the Southeast Alaska commercial troll fishery to harvest Chinook salmon, effectively shutting down that summer and winter fishery. The ruling will be challenged by the State of Alaska, including a request for a stay so the fishery can go ahead this summer.

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