U.S. Government: Alaskan Tribe Has No Valid Claims Over Lack Of Gillnet Fishing

(February 8, 2016, 3:21 PM EST) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Allegations by an Indian tribe that the Federal Subsistence Board violated the Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) by denying tribe members the chance to conduct gillnet subsistence fishing for salmon in the Kenai River should be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim, U.S. government officials say in a Jan. 25 motion in Alaska federal court (Ninilchik Traditional Council v. Tim Towarak, et al., No. 3:15-cv-00205, D. Alaska).

(Motion to dismiss available. Document #96-160212-011M.)...
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