WILD FISH CONSERVANCY; CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY; CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY; and FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
The Washington Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife’s approval of permit that allowed Cooke Aquaculture to switch from raising Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound to steelhead trout. The court found that the state agency “evaluated the relevant environmental factors sufficiently to constitute prima facie compliance with” the state’s environmental policy act.
[To accompany State Case Law Update "Washington Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to State Approval of Aquaculture Company’s Switch from Salmon to Trout" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 121.]