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Steller sea lion lawsuit parties ask court to change timeline on reimbursement decision

23523_354387901211_7651997_aFishing industry plantiffs and federal defendants have asked for a new timeline to decide reimbursements in the lawsuit over Steller sea lion protection measures.The Alaska Seafood Cooperative, The Groundfish Forum and the Freezer Longline Coalition asked the federal government to reimburse them $1,208,409.87 for attorney fees and costs in the lawsuit. Read more here 13:08

Fishing orgs ask for $1.2 million in sea lion lawsuit costs

The Alaska Seafood Cooperative, The Groundfish Forum and the Freezer Longline Coalition filed motions Feb. 13 asking the federal government to reimburse them $1,208,409.87 for their attorney fees and costs in bringing the suit forward and arguing their case. The National Marine Fisheries Service severely restricted fishing for Atka mackerel, pollock and Pacific cod in the western Aleutian Islands to protect the western distinct population segment of Steller sea lions. Read [email protected]  20:39

Chad See Named to Head Freezer Longline Coalition

The Freezer Longline Coalition in Seattle has hired federal policy professional Chad See as its new executive director. See fills the slot vacated when Kenny Down left to become the new president and chief executive officer of Blue North Fisheries Inc., a coalition member. See was previously with the global law firm K & L Gates LLP, and spent 12 years as a member of the firm’s public policy and law group in Washington DC. See has over a decade of experience in developing coalitions and advocating to federal officials in presidential administrations and in Congress. He has also served on the staffs of US Senators Patty Murray, D-WA, and John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W VA.http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2012/10/chad-see-named-to-head-freezer-longline.html