By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Assembly supports Alaska trollers in fight against lawsuit to stop chinook fishery


February 22, 2023

At its special meeting last Friday, the borough assembly unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Alaska Trollers Association in its fight against a lawsuit that could shut down the Southeast Alaska commercial troll fishery of chinook, or king salmon, this year.

Though the association also requested a $7,500 donation to the fishery’s legal defense, the assembly did not approve funding for the cause.

The Wild Fish Conservancy filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2020. The Washington-based nonprofit alleges that the 2019 environmental analysis that informed th...

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