WILD FISH CONSERVANCY V. SUSEWIND, et al.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, and the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy have reached an agreement in an Endangered Species Act citizen suit that sought to prevent the release of millions of hatchery-raised fish into the Puget Sound. Under the terms of the settlement, the state agencies have agreed to submit a Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan by August 31, 2023, and to engage in additional surveys and disclosures to help preserve the habitat of protected anadromous fish.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Wild Fish Conservancy Settles with Washington State Over Future Release of Farmed Fish into Puget Sound” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 192]