Friday, September 9, 2022

A blow to state fisheries management

A federal appeals court has ruled that Metlakatla tribal members may fish commercially in waters off their Southeast Alaska reservation — specifically, in districts 1 and 2 — and they don't need a state permit to do so.

This startling court opinion would seem to knock a serious hole in the state's fishery management authority, in particular the limited entry program.


Anonymous said...

The state fisheries managers have been acting like a joke (trawl bycatch), they should expect to be treated like a joke.

Anonymous said...

I’m going to move to Metlakatla, buy a boat, and because I’m an Annette Is fisherman, enter as I please into the Southern SE blackcod fishery.