Category Archives: Litigation

Federal Fisheries Regulators between a Rock and a Hard Place

Yesterday, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) added its own legal actions to cap off a week full of litigation over fisheries from Hawaii to New England. The CLF legal action is actually a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court … Continue reading

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Ruling in Favor of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Relating to State’s Aquarium Fishery

Last week I wrote about an EarthJustice lawsuit in Hawaii seeking to compel the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to carry out environmental reviews under the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) before issuing any new aquarium collection permits or renewing … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Attorney General Sues NOAA Over “Callous Disregard” for Fishing Industry

These new regulations will be a death sentence for the Massachusetts fishing industry as we know it, devastating the fishing communities in our Commonwealth. The federal government has shown a callous disregard for the well-being of Massachusetts fishing families. The … Continue reading

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Oceana Sues National Marine Fisheries Service

In order to restore New England’s groundfish populations to healthy levels, we need enough monitoring to enforce scientifically based catch limits. Impartial observers on fishing vessels are crucial in getting accurate data on how many fish are being taken out … Continue reading

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Spotlight to Return to Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery

Expect the Hawaii marine aquarium fishery to be back in the news tomorrow, following a hearing today regarding the lawsuit filed against the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Back in October, EarthJustice assisted individual citizens and advocacy groups to … Continue reading

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