TUESDAY'S SPLIT DECISION upholding the Interior Department's controversial decision to not renew the lease of the Point Reyes oyster farm is not the end of the battle.
Kevin Lunny, whose family owns and runs Drakes Bay Oyster Co., and his lawyers say they will appeal the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, reached on a 2-1 ruling.
Lunny is seeking a temporary injunction, asking the court to allow his family to continue to do business until his lawsuit is heard by the court.
In Tuesday's ruling, the majority turned him down, ruling that the Interior Department acted legally in deciding not to renew the lease and ordering the oyster farm to close down its operation.
The judges emphasized it was not the court's decision whether then-Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar's decision was right, but whether it was legal.
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National Fisherman Live for March 10, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
In this year's Alaska Symphony of Seafood new-product contest, a distinguished panel of judges, composed of industry chefs and experts, bestowed the grand prize on Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products for their Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.Read more...