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Court Decision - Alaska ordered to reduce Salmon Harvest
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:31:05 AM »

On Monday, in response to a lawsuit filed by Wild Fish Conservancy, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson issued a report and recommendation finding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by relying on undeveloped and uncertain future mitigation to authorize commercial salmon harvest at levels that NOAA admits are pushing federally-protected Southern Resident orcas and wild Chinook closer to extinction.

https://wildfishconservancy.org/federal-court-finds-noaa2019s-harvest-mitigation-proposal-violated-endangered-species-act-protections-for-wild-chinook-and-southern-resident-killer-whales
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