N. Pacific Council Asks Dept of Justice to Follow Through on Appeal Invalidating Adak Cod Set Aside
The N. Pacific Council is concerned that the Justice Department, although they filed a notice of appeal to overturn the decision by a district court invalidating amendment 113, has not followed through with an actual filing of an appeal.
After hearing from NOAA general council last month, the council has written the Dept. of Justice to ask that the Solicitor General approve the appeal, and go forward.
In March, the US district court in Washington DC upheld a challenge by the Groundfish Forum and others that overturned Amendment 113. The amendment, which was the result of three years of council and stakeholder ...
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