Judge Allows Part Of Alaskan Tribe’s Challenge To Closure Of Fishery To Proceed
Mealey's (April 19, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska federal judge on April 17 refused to dismiss an Indian tribe’s claims that the Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) and a wildlife refuge fishery manager violated federal law by denying tribal members the chance to conduct gillnet subsistence fishing for salmon in the Kenai River in 2015 (Ninilchik Traditional Council v. Tim Towarak, et al., No. 3:15-cv-00205, D. Alaska; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51370).
(Order and opinion available. Document #96-160513-015Z.)
Ninilchik Village, home to the federally recognized Ninilchik Tribe, is...