Alaska Sues National Marine Fisheries Service To Stop Endangered Sea Lions Protection Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency’s plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.Gov. Sean Parnell said the National Mar…

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency’s plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Gov. Sean Parnell said the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to make a rational connection between what it found and the conclusion it reached that fishing needs to be curtailed in the far western Aleutians because sea lions aren’t getting enough to eat.

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