GILLNETTERS LOOSE COLUMBIA CHALLENGE
Not in the Grays Harbor or Willapa sphere of things but I just received a oral report that this morning Thurston County Judge Wickham, who is hearing the Willapa challenge filed by Tim, Art, & Ron just threw out the gillnetters case filed earlier this year objecting to changes in the 2013 gillnet season in the Columbia. In that case, the CCA enjoined to argue along with WDFW to defend the changes made to the gill net fishery in the Columbia designed to prevent damage to the fishruns. Same judge as our case in the Willapa, just that WDFW is arguing on opposite side and "on the same team" with the gillnetters in the Willapa case. As they say....."The plot thickens...... More to come and I will get it up as soon as possible.
Posted on Fri, August 23, 2013
by Dave Hamilton