9th Circ. Says Fishermen's APA Suit Lacks Jurisdiction

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 7:17 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit said Friday that it did not have jurisdiction over a suit brought by a group of fishermen alleging that a decision by the National Park Service to enforce bans on commercial fishing in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was unlawful, ruling that the case should be remanded and dismissed because it was improperly brought.

The San Francisco Herring Association was not directly challenging the regulation enacted in 1983 to prohibit commercial fishing in national parks; instead, it challenged the park service’s decision...
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