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CARF / PLF victory for recreational fishing

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This morning, the California Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited decision in California Association for Recreational Fishing v. Department of Fish & Wildlife. PLF represented California’s recreational fishing interests in a challenge to regulations adopted by the Department in an Environmental Impact Report it certified in 2010. The issue is that the Department is not permitted to adopt regulations …

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Western Outdoor News: Anglers win lawsuit — trout plants will continue

Courtesy of Western Outdoor News: SACRAMENTO — The California Third District Court of Appeals has struck down the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (DFW) illegally drafted permitting requirements on recreational freshwater fishing — regulations that threatened to decimate the $2.4 billion industry by driving fishing lakes, private hatcheries, and fish farms out of business. …

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Appeals Court rules against Fish and Wildlife in stocking case

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Courtesy of FishRap News: SACRAMENTO — The California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) received a favorable decision by a state appeals court Feb. 9, as a three-judge panel reversed a lower judge’s ruling and deemed a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) fish stocking policy was potentially burdensome. The ruling was issued almost three …

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