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Fund for Animals v. Kreps

Citation: 7 ELR 20456
No. No. 76-2168, 9 ERC 1880/(D.C. Cir., 03/08/1977)

The court stays the lower court's order halting tuna purse-seining and allows tuna fishermen to take porpoise pursuant to their 1976 quotas and permits until April 30, 1977 or until 1977 permits are issued. All porpoise taken during this interim period are to be counted as part of the total catch allowed for 1977.

Counsel for Appellants
Peter R. Taft, Bruce C. Rashkow, Margaret Strand
Department of Justice
Washington DC 20530
(202) 739-2750

Counsel for Appellees
William A. Butler
Environmental Defense Fund
1525 18th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 833-1484

Wright, Robinson, and Wilkey, C.J.