Tag: Southern Resident Killer Whale

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

Killer whale advocates ask judge to halt Alaska’s king salmon season

An environmental organization has asked a federal judge to halt commercial salmon trolling in Alaska this summer, to protect an endangered population of killer whales in Puget Sound. The Wild Fish Conservancy filed an injunction in the United States District Court for Western Washington on April 16. Southeast trollers -- and the state -- are expected to push back. Read More
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