Complaint filed by Wild Fish Conservancy and The Conservation Angler against the WA Fish and Wildlife in case no. 21-2-13546-0 SEA over the agency’s repeated refusal to follow state environmental laws when setting statewide hatchery policy, including when it recently embarked upon a massive expansion in the production of hatchery salmon that could cause irreparable damage to fragile wild fish populations and to endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

From the introduction: “Petitioners Wild Fish Conservancy and The Conservation Angler (collectively “Petitioners”) hereby request declaratory and injunctive relief from multiple and ongoing actions by Respondents Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (“WDFW”) and WDFW Director Kelly Susewind to implement policies and plans to expand fish hatchery production within Washington without conducting the analysis of adverse environmental effects required by the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”), RCW Ch. 43.21C.




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