Thursday, August 23, 2007

Alsea II: Judge Hogan Finds the NMFS Got It Right This Time

In an August 14, 2007 decision on cross motions for summary judgment, Michael R. Hogan, United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, found that the National Marine Fisheries Service could properly included some, but wasn't required to include all, hatchery stocks in determining the Endangered Species Act status of Environmental Significant Units (ESUs)of Pacific salmon and steelhead.

A loss for the property-owner plaintiffs, this decision will certainly be appealed.