Yesterday at 5pm, Fish Northwest filed its appeal with The United States Court of Appeals FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT. In the appeal, FNW stated the following concerning the actions of NMFS as related to the ESA, in which NMFS: 1. Failed To Ensure Compliance with U.S. v. Washington (aka. Boldt). 2. Has Failed to Ensure […]
Author: Brett Rosson
We would like to thank the East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers for their ongoing confidence in and support of Fish Northwest. Sadly this PSA chapter is dissolving, but while in the process of doing so voted to donate an additional $2200 to FNW in the support of our efforts. We are sad to […]
Intervention in United States v. Washington (aka the Boldt Decision) has proven an unsuccessful strategy for forcing the Treaty Tribes and WDFW to cease violating Court orders and the interests of the citizens of Washington State as represented by Fish Northwest. Neither the Court, the State, nor the Tribes even attempted to deny that the […]
Director Susewind agreed to unequal allocation of the allowable impacts on natural-origin Stillaguamish chinook and this was the primary factor limiting recreational fisheries for 2022-23.
Director Susewind agreed to unequal allocation of the allowable impacts on natural-origin Stillaguamish chinook and this was the primary factor limiting recreational fisheries for 2022-23. Recreational fisheries ended with an allotted impact on wild Stillaguamish chinook of just 3.4%, or 38% of the total allowable impact, whereas Agreed Tribal fisheries have 62% of the total […]
Any of you who are familiar with collective bargaining negotiating tactics will recognize this move by the Tribes during this year’s North of Falcon. It’s called “running the clock out”. It’s nothing new. We saw it two years ago when the treaty tribes refused to proceed with recreational chinook discussions until they got what they […]
Today, FNW filed a motion for summary judgment, putting us in the final stretch for our second lawsuit. The attorneys for NMFS will now file a cross-motion. Below I’ve included the scheduling order issued by the court the DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE. It shows the dates that the various motions and […]
Last year after MA-7 was “temporarily” closed to all salmon fishing after just 7 days, many of you were rightfully outraged to learn that both tribal and non-tribal commercial fishing boats were spotted off San Juan Island conducting their fishery. Now to be clear, we at FNW don’t take issue with commercial fisheries, but when […]
We want to thank Pro-Cure for the very, very generous donation, showing their confidence in FNW and its efforts. This is a critical time in our journey. We remain committed to the conservation and preservation of Puget Sound salmon stocks while restoring and expanding fishing opportunities for Washington’s anglers, their families, and businesses.
A few years back, Ron Warren of WDFW asked those attending North of Falcon to participate in what he called a “plenary session.” Those present were asked to meet with the co-managers who were attending their own separate set of meetings that day. We were brought into one room so we could “listen to one […]