Right Whale Litigation & Management Updates (2/9/2024)

MLA Press Release 2-9-2024

MLA 1 – MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE MEMORANDUM EXCEEDING LIMITATIONS OF LOCAL RULE 7.1(b)(4) 2-9-2024

MLA 2 – MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, AND STAY PURSUANT TO 5 U.S.C. § 705 2-9-2024

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND OTHER RELIEF 2-9-2024

MLA A Sawyer Declaration 2-9-2024

MLA E Meschino Decalration 2-9-2024

MLA B Casoni Declaration2-9-24

MLA MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, AND STAY PURSUANT TO 5 U.S.C. § 705 2-9-2024.pdf

MLA TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 2-9-2024

MOTION AND POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR TEMPERARY RESTRAINING ORDER 2-9-2024

CBD Boasberg Rule – January 29, 2024

Class Action Litigation update 9-28-23

MLA DC Circuit win RE NOAA Biop – 6-16-23

MLAs Opposition to Aquarium’s Motion to Dismiss 5-16-23

M Bay Aquarium Motion to Transfer Venue and or Dismiss 4-21-23

Class Action Law Suit Filed against the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Marine Stewardship Council 3-3-23

MLAs Wedge Closure Suit 

MLAs Reply to Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 2-13-23

Complaint for Declaratory and Other Relief at Docket No. 1; 2

Proposed Order

Motion and Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, and Stay Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 705 at Docket No. 2;

Proposed Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause at Docket No. 2-1;

Declaration of Beth Casoni at Docket No. 3;

Exhibit A to Declaration of Beth Casoni at Docket No 3-1;

Exhibit B to Declaration of Beth Casoni at Docket No 3-2;

Exhibit C to Declaration of Beth Casoni at Docket No 3-3;

Exhibit D to Declaration of Beth Casoni at Docket No 3-4;

Declaration of Arthur “Sooky” Sawyer at Docket No. 4;

Declaration of Eric Meschino at Docket No. 5;

Proposed Order

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MLA’s Opposition to Federal Defendants Motion for Leave to File Motion to Dismiss 2-6-23

Approved Weak Contrivances 1-10-23

Gear Marking Requirements 1-10-23

MLA Intervenor in CBD v Ross Order re Remedy 11-17-22  

MLA Intervenor Appeal Brief Maine MLA Lawsuit 11-9-22

MLA comments on NOAA -NMFS-2022-0091 10-10-22

DC Suit – CBD – MLA INTERVENOR REMEDY FILING 10-7-22

Maine Lobstermen’s Assoc. suit ruling (9/8/22)

CBD Plaintiffs’ Motion for Remedy (8-16-22)

CBD Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in support of Motion for Remedy (8-16-22)

CBD Plaintiffs’ Declaration Kristen Monsell (8-16-22)

CBD Plaintiffs’ Proposed Order on Remedy (8-16-22)

DC Ruling on CLF BioP suit (7/8/22)

Motion to Supplement MS DC Vexatious Litigant Memo (7-19-2022)

Massachusetts Buoy Line Marking Examples 2022 May Update V2 (5/17/22)

Pioneers for Thoughtful Coexistence_LOA Request Response (4-1-22)

Ropeless Memo to MFAC (3-18-22)

Assessing the Feasibility of On-Demand Gear in New England Lobster Fisheries (3/31/22)

MLA Motion for Pre-Filing Injunction[03-25-22]

MLA comments to NOAA NMFS re LOA for ropeless (3-21-22)

Motion to dismiss MLA President Arthur Sawyer (2/22/22)

MLA Intervenor Motion to Dismiss CLF suit (2/22/22)

Beth Casoni Declaration CLF suit (2/22/22)

Eric Lorentzen Declaration CLF suit (2/22/22)

Tessa Browne Declaration CLF suit (2/22/22)

DMF Feb 2022 Supplemental Buoy Line Marking (2/9/22)

MLA letter of comment to DMF re LOA for Pioneers ropeless 1-6-22

Pioneers LOA Application for OnDemand Buoyed Gear_2022

Summary of New Regulations for Lobster and Jonah Crab Trap/Pot Fisheries

MADMF CURRENT GEAR MARKINGS 2022

Full Ruling MAX Strahan Ruling Nov 30 2021 60 pages

Conclusion MAX Strahan ruling NOV 30 2021 20 pages

Lawsuit updates and  MLA Legal Defense Fund Fundraiser 2021

NMFS proposed List of Fisheries 2020 (Federal Register) pg 11 (8/30/21)

CLF Case in DC Doc 158 Intervenors MELA and MALA Statement 7-8-21

MADMF Video (2 hours) Q&A for Commercial Lobster, Trap and Whelk Pot Fishermen (3/23/21)

MADMF presentation from Q&A (3/23/21)

MLA comments NOAA-NMFS-2020-0031 2-26-21

MADMF 2-19-21 Notice on Protected Species regulations

Lobster Association Comments on Draft BiOp_Final_2021.02.19

NOAA 2020 Risk Reduction Proposed Rule and Background Presentation

January 28, 2021 Meeting Summary MA Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission 

MADMF Update on Timeline for Pending Protected Species Regulations 

NOAA Draft regulations to protect right whales: opportunities to comment 

MADMF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS to DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES REGULATIONS

MADMF PUBLIC HEARING 12-8-2020 

MADMF PUBLIC HEARING 12-9-2020 

MLA LEGAL DEFENSE FUND fundraiser 2020

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS

MA Motion to Stay

Memo in Support

Declaration of R. Glenn

Judgment Dismissing Appeal

Order Granting MTD

MADMF 2-18 and 19-2020 RW scoping meeting

MADMF Lobster_List of Fisheries Request 

Strahan PreTrial Order Massachusetts

MA MFC Meeting info 10-29-2020

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

1-MLA Remedy Brief

2 – Casoni Decl

3 – McCarron Decl

4 – Borden Decl

5 – Salvador Decl

6 – Lecky Decl

7 – Oppenheim Decl

8-19-2020 DC ruling Doc No 125