Alaskan Tribe Defends Its Challenge To Closure Of Gillnet Fishery

(March 10, 2016, 9:48 AM EST) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A bid to dismiss an Indian tribe’s claims that the Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) 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 denied because there is a “realistic danger” that the tribe will suffer a direct injury if the dispute is not resolved in time for the 2016 fishing seasons, the tribe says in a March 3 opposition brief in Alaska federal court...
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