Brett Rosson, President
October 5, 2020
FISH NORTHWEST INITIATES LAWSUIT CALLING FOR COURT TO UPHOLD BOLDT DECISION
OLYMPIA, WA: This week Fish Northwest (FNW), a non-profit entity concerned with restoring fishing opportunities for Washington’s recreational anglers, has filed a Motion to Intervene in the United States versus Washington, 384 F. Supp. 312, commonly known as the Boldt Decision.
By requesting the motion to intervene, FNW is asking to be named as a party in the landmark 1974 lawsuit to protect the rights and interests of its members and the citizens of the State of Washington. “This is the first step in the legal process. Our ultimate goal is to see the restoration of equity and opportunity throughout Puget Sound recreational fisheries,” said Brett Rosson, President of FNW.
As an integral part of the legal proceedings, FNW intends to accomplish this goal by asking the State of Washington simply to uphold and abide by the Boldt Decision, which calls for equal sharing of harvestable salmon. Additional details will be made available to the public as the legal process continues.
Fish Northwest wants to thank the many individuals and businesses who have already chosen to support their efforts. For more information about Fish Northwest, or to donate to this cause, please visit www.fishnorthwest.org.