United Cook Inlet Drift Ass'n v. National Marine Fisheries Service

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20155
No(s). 14-35928 (9th Cir. Sep 21, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit held that NMFS violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act when it excluded an historic net-fishing area of Cook Inlet from the salmon fishery management plan (FMP). The Magnuson-Stevens Act unambiguously requires a regional fishery management council to c...