Federal Court Grants Lobstermen Expedited Appeal in Lawsuit with NMFS
A federal court of appeals will expedite its ruling in a case between the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
MLA’s case against the government challenges NMFS’ 10-year whale protection plan. The suit was initially filed in September 2021 and a year later, a federal judge ruled against the lobster fishing group and deferred to NMFS on all counts, forcing the MLA to appeal the ruling.
With the appeal in the hands of an appellate court, the MLA wanted a swift decision...
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