Articles about gill nets
Gillnetters seeking to overturn constitutional amendment denied. Again.
The Supreme Court of Florida has denied a petition by the Wakulla Fishermen’s Association and upheld the state’s net ban amendment that was approved by 72 percent of voters in 1994. The ruling puts an end to the latest challenge brought by gillnetters who won a sympathetic circuit court ruling in 2013 that allowed them to briefly reintroduce destructive gill nets into Florida waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with the support of CCA Florida, challenged that initial court ruling immediately and has worked tirelessly ever since to defend the net ban to the state’s highest court.
Efforts on track to remove destructive gear from Lower Columbia, improve local economy
A policy to remove non-tribal gillnets from the mainstem of the Columbia River moved another step closer to implementation this week with the Washington Court of Appeal’s opinion affirming the Thurston County District Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by commercial gillnet interests challenging the policy.
Today, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal issued an opinion upholding the net ban amendment…again.
CCA Florida once again led the charge to support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) regulations implementing the Constitutional Amendment that was passed by 72% of the voters in 1994.
Court’s ruling confirms historic Columbia River gillnet reform policy
Washington and Oregon move to ban gill nets from mainstem of Columbia River
In a tremendous victory for conservation, the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission voted 9 to 0 in favor of passing a new policy that will eliminate the use of gill nets in the lower mainstem of the Columbia River.