Short Letter on Motion in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


With so much discussion on whether the Troll Chinook fishery will open on July 1st it’s important to remember that ATA, the State, and NOAA have filed a Motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This Motion asks the Court to Stay (stop) the Order from the Western District Court of Washington pending appeal.

The Western District Court’s order shuts down our King Salmon fishery. A Stay would allow us to fish Kings this year. We, the Defendants (NOAA, Alaska, ATA), have asked the Court for a Decision on the Motion by June 23rd which is this Friday.

We are still expecting the Court’s Decision on this by Friday. We have no idea what that Decision will be but I live in hope.

Matthew Donohoe
ATA President