January 2, 2020 / 1:51 PM / 24 days ago

9th Circuit greenlights San Francisco commercial fishing lawsuit

A lawsuit by a commercial fishermen’s association challenging a ban on commercial herring fishing in a San Francisco Bay recreation area may proceed, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit reversed a 2018 ruling by a San Francisco federal judge, saying the San Francisco Herring Association had adequately alleged a final agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) due to enforcement actions on the part of the National Park Service and its rangers.

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