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Kookesh's salmon citation argued in Alaska Supreme Court

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard the appeal of fish overharvest citations for fishermen, including former state Sen.
Salmon-lawsuit jury finds against conspiracy

...Peter Pan Seafoods and Unisea, plus Japanese importers Okaya, Nichirei, Nichiro, and Nippon Suisan Kaisha. Attorneys for the fishermen said market forces could not explain why the fishermen's share of profits diminished. "There was not solid...
Lawyers, fish processors get bulk of fish suit settlement

About 4,500 commercial fishermen will receive an estimated average of $2,145 each as part of a $40 million settlement fund generated in the Bristol Bay salmon antitrust case. Lawyers and fish processors will get about three-quarters of the money. As part of an agreement to wrap up the eight-year class-action case, lawyers for the fishermen have agreed not to appeal their May trial loss.
Defense opens in salmon collusion trial

...about 15 percent of Trident's processed seafood, Bundrant said. Answering questions from Stephan Susman, an attorney for the fishermen, Bundrant acknowledged that his company and other processors verified prices with each other between 1989 and...
Plaintiffs' attorneys challenge Trident documents

...the company's expenses, but not those of fishermen when coming up with the figures. Parker Folse, a lead attorney for the fishermen, said a chart the defense prepared was meant "to show that Trident was barely keeping its nose above water...
State questions religious protection for Native fishermen

ANCHORAGE - State prosecutors are disputing religious protection claims by Alaska Native fishermen cited for illegal fishing who say bans on their subsistence lifestyle violate their spiritual freedoms.
Judge: sockeye case to go to jury Friday

ANCHORAGE - Jurors in the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon price fixing case will begin deliberations Friday, the judge said Wednesday. The trial is winding to a close after more than three months of testimony in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Peter A. Michalski.


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