A Michigan federal judge indefinitely extended [pdf attached: Great Lakes Fishing Orders] a decades-old agreement governing tribal fishing in the Great Lakes, as three years of negotiations over a new consent decree failed to reach an agreement by the pact's November 14, 2022 expiration date. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney found that extension of the consent decree was “necessary to protect the natural resources subject thereto” while the parties work out what reportedly has become a stalemate between one tribe and the State of Michigan in the talks for a new agreement over-fishing rules.

[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Federal Judge Extends Great Lakes Fishing Consent Decree While State and Tribes Finalize New Agreement" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 166.]

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