Update On Wild Fish Conservancy Net Pen Litigation

A federal judge has denied motions filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA Fisheries Service, and by industry giant Cooke Aquaculture to dismiss all claims in an on-going suit filed by Wild Fish Conservancy under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.

Judge Barbara J. Rothstein denied two separate motions intended to dismiss the case, thereby allowing all four of WFC’s causes of action to go forward against NOAA and the EPA.  The case focuses on Atlantic salmon net pen aquaculture and the potential risk to ESA-listed species.

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