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Development of FMPs

General Category Scallop Fishermen v. Secretary, United States Department of Commerce

The Third Circuit upheld regulations issued by the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) implementing an amendment to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that, among other things, sets a "control date" that...

Gulf of Me. Fishermen's Alliance v. Daley

The court affirms a district court dismissal of a commercial fisherman association's challenge to a fishery management plan (FMP) regulation, known as Framework 25, that instituted year-round closure of a fishing area and required...

North Carolina Fisheries Ass'n v. Evans

The court dismisses on motions for summary judgment a fishing association's claims against the Secretary of Commerce challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS') 2001 summer flounder quotas and summer flounder fishery...

Bluewater Fisherman's Ass'n v. Mineta

The court upholds all but one of the U.S. Department of Commerce's regulations implementing the final 1999 highly migratory species fishery management plan. The court first holds that three of the regulations, which place limits on the...

Washington v. Daley

The court reverses two district court decisions dismissing petitions by Washington State and three fishing associations to overturn a U.S. Department of Commerce regulation allocating groundfish catches off the Washington coast to four...

Associated Fisheries of Me. v. Daley

The court holds that the Secretary of Commerce's adoption of a fishery conservation amendment to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan does not violate the Magnuson Act or the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The amendment...