Author: Brett Rosson


US District Court determines that Fish Northwest has sufficient legal standing and rejects the motion to dismiss the court case. Back in April, you, our members, made it possible for Fish Northwest to launch its second lawsuit. This suit addresses the ongoing over-harvest of Endangered Species Act (ESA) protected salmon in terminal areas and the […]

Injunction update

Folks have been inquiring regarding the injunction FNW sought in our most recent lawsuit. This suit mostly pertains to NMFS knowingly allowing the overharvest of multiple ESA-listed stocks of salmon. This irresponsible policy not only puts the overall recovery of Puget Sound salmon at immediate risk but triggers massive cuts in recreational mark-selective (hatchery fish […]

Fish Northwest files for injunctive relief

Fish Northwest is 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. We believe that the future of recreational fishing opportunities depends on the conservation and recovery of wild salmon along with the science-based production and harvest of hatchery fish. […]

The pathway has been cleared for WDFW to obtain its own section 7 permit, independent of the treaty tribes, but only after FNW directly challenged NMFS to reform its position

In 2014 the co-managers (WDFW and the Puget Sound Tribes) multi-year ESA fishing permit issued by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) expired. This permit had allowed each of the co-managers to conduct fisheries under their authority. To this date, the co-managers have not agreed on the specifics of a new multi-year management plan. Without such […]