Tag: Southern Resident Killer Whales

Three Alaska trollers contemplate a summer without chinook

Without a successful stay, appeal, or other eleventh-hour legal relief, Alaska trollers will be prohibited from catching king salmon this coming season. The court ruling will affect every troller professionally, of course, but there will also be grief and uncertainty in other aspects of their lives. Three Sitka trollers share their views on a summer without chinook. Read More

US Court ruling on endangered killer whales likely won’t shut down Southeast trolling. But it could force a rewrite of federal fisheries policy

A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated a key provision of the Endangered Species Act in 2019, when NMFS published research on the harvest of king salmon in Southeast Alaska – and failed to address its impact on a small population of killer whales in Puget Sound. Read More

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