WILD FISH CONSERVANCY v. Susewind, et al.
Wild Fish Conservancy and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington settled Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation that sought to prevent the release of millions of hatchery-raised fish into the Puget Sound. The settlement agreement resolves Wild Fish Conservancy’s ESA claims by establishing parameters for the state’s management of hatchery programs for salmon and steelhead and requiring snorkel surveys and compliance reviews.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Conservation Group Settles ESA Case Relating to Release of Hatchery-Raised Fish into Puget Sound" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 202]