Southeast Alaska Chinook Lawsuit Gets A Financial Boost

The Wild Fish Conservancy’s lawsuit demanding that Chinook salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska waters is blocked this year will receive financial support from the Petersburg borough assembly, as KFSK reports, noting that not everyone in the assembly agreed with the decision in the controversial suit:

Assembly member Bob Lynn supported the argument of the trollers association but did not think the payment could be seen as benefitting everyone in Petersburg.

“Where do I draw the line that this is an appropriate expenditure of borough funds when it actually is limited to certain group?” Lynn questioned. Lynn wondered if the borough would be supporting other gear groups in their legal actions as well.

Assembly member Jeff Meucci disagreed and thought borough support of the legal action was worthwhile.