Mass Attorney General Martha Coakley moves to KO fish limits

gdt iconThe motion for summary judgment, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, reinforced the arguments made in the AG’s lawsuit filed against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on May 30. The federal government is due to file its own motion for judgment on Feb. 14, 2014. The deadlines for replies to both motions are March 7 for the AG’s Office and March 28 for the federal government. The larger complaint alleges that NOAA ignored the devastating economic impact of the new regulations and allegedly using flawed science to drastically reduce the annual “catch limits” for cod and other species imposed on the Massachusetts fishing industry. more@GDT  23:38

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