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Ag Alert: Court ruling upends fish-stocking regulations

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Courtesy of the California Farm Bureau Federation: By Ching Lee California aquaculture producers say they are pleased with a court decision that struck down proposed new regulations from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife on fish stocking activities in California’s public and private waters. The California Third District Court of Appeal ruled last week …

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PAY-TO-FISH: Operators snag court win

A Sacramento appellate court this week struck down rules that would have required operators of privately owned fishing lakes and ponds in California to conduct biological studies to determine how their fish stocking may affect wildlife. The owners of the pay-to-fish businesses and hatcheries and fish farms that supply them successfully argued that the rules …

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A Legal Victory for Anglers and Fish Farmers

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In a major court case, California’s 3rd District Appellate Court ruled that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) illegally imposed “underground” regulations on California fish farmers and fishing lakes! In a unanimous decision, the Court’s justices ruled that the Department’s new fish stocking regulations requiring lakes to undergo onerous and costly environmental studies …

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