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NOAA Asks Court to Reconsider Decision to Set Aside Groundfish Management Measures PDF/Print version
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June 19, 2008 Motion for summary judgment
Aug 11, 2008 Reply in support of cross-motion for summary judgment

Jan 26, 2009 Court decision and order

Feb 2, 2009 Motion to alter or amend the court's order
Feb 2, 2009 Motion for stay pending resolution of motion to alter or amend
Feb 2, 2009 Memorandum in support of motion to alter or and amend and of motion for stay
Feb 3, 2009 Declaration of Patricia Kurkul
Notice of errata (Filed Feb 3, 2009)
Feb 17, 2009 Court order revising suspension of Framework 42
Implications of FW 42 suspension (Revised Feb 3, 2009)
NMFS Northeast Groundfish Plan website
NOAA’s Fisheries Service has urged the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts to reconsider its order to temporarily suspend measures in place since 2006 that address overfishing, promote rebuilding of many groundfish stocks and provide fishing opportunities to target healthy groundfish stocks. In effect, the court’s order may force more stringent management measures in the future.

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