Washington Federal Judge Issues Order In Dispute Over Fishing Grounds

Mealey's (June 24, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington on June 3 granted summary judgment in favor of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in its request for determination (RFD) that the usual and accustomed fishing grounds (U&A) of the Suquamish Indian Tribe do not include Samish Bay, Chuckanut Bay and a portion of Padilla Bay, where the Upper Skagit has its own court-approved U&A (United States of America, et al. v. State of Washington, et al., No. C70-9213; Subproceeding 14-01, W.D. Wash.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72357)....
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