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Judge: Feds followed proper procedure in Alaska sea lion case / @Deckboss wrap

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By MARK THIESSEN
Associated Press

Published: January 19th, 2012 06:03 PM
Last Modified: January 20th, 2012 01:50 AM

A federal agency followed proper procedures when instituting fishing restrictions in the western Aleutian Islands to protect endangered Steller sea lions, a judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess found the National Marine Fisheries Service followed acceptable procedures for concluding that fishing must be curtailed because sea lions are nutritionally stressed because they aren't getting enough to eat. "The Court must defer to the technical expertise of the agency as long as there is a rational connection between the evidence and its conclusions," Burgess wrote.... http://www.adn.com/2012/01/19/2272737/judge-feds-followed-proper-procedure.html

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Conservationists hail Steller sea lion ruling http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/01/conservationists-hail-steller-sea-lion.html

Another note on the sea lion ruling http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-note-on-sea-lion-ruling.html

The gist of the Steller sea lion ruling http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/01/gist-of-steller-sea-lion-ruling.html

Judge sides with government in Steller case http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2012/01/judge-sides-with-government-in-steller.html

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