Tag: Jim Moore

Federal judge questions venue for king salmon injunction

A federal judge heard oral arguments on Thursday (5-28-20) in a lawsuit brought by a Washington state environmental group seeking to shut down king salmon fishing in Alaska this summer, to protect the food supply of endangered killer whales. Much of the legal debate concerned whether the US District Court was the appropriate venue for the challenge. Read More

Treaty politics fuel tension, criticism at Sitka salmon meeting

The top two officials from ADF&G held a town hall meeting in Sitka this week (5-21-18) to discuss the rationale behind ongoing deep restrictions in the commercial king salmon harvest. However, few of the 160 or more commercial trollers or processors in the room appeared satisfied with the politics, as Dep. Commissioner Charlie Swanton defended his strategy in renegotiating the Pacific Salmon Treaty with Canada. Read More
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