By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Northern Southeast hatchery group donates to trollers fight against lawsuit


The Sitka-based Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association board voted March 1 to provide up to $75,000 toward legal expenses to help fight a lawsuit that threatens to shut down the Southeast commercial troll fisheries.

The 22 members at the board meeting gave unanimous approval to the contribution to the Alaska Trollers Association, said association general manager Scott Wagner.

The aquaculture association manages hatcheries and salmon run enhancement projects as far north in Southeast as Haines.

The Wild Fish Conservancy, a Washington state-based nonprofit, filed a lawsuit in 2020 a...

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