Civil Action No. 21-2509 (JEB).

626 F.Supp.3d 46 (2022)

MAINE LOBSTERMEN'S ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, and State of Maine, Department of Marine Resources, Intervenor-Plaintiff, and Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association, Inc., Intervenor-Plaintiff, and District 4 Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 207, Intervenor-Plaintiff, v. NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, et al., Defendants, and Conservation Law Foundation, et al., Intervenor-Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

Signed September 8, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jason T. Morgan , James Curtis Feldman , Pro Hac Vice, Ryan P. Steen , Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle, WA, Jane C. Luxton , Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff.

Brian Ferrasci-O'Malley , Linda R. Larson , Nossaman LLP, Seattle, WA, Paul S. Weiland , Nossaman LLP, Irvine, CA, for Intervenor-Plaintiff State of Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Daniel J. Cragg , Eckland & Blando, Minneapolis, MN, Karen Ellis Carr , Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC, Nicholas Nesgos , Pro Hac Vice, Arent Fox LLP, Boston, MA, Samuel Peter Blatchley , Eckland & Blando LLP, Boston, MA, for Intervenor-Plaintiff Massachusetts Lobsterman's Association, Inc.

Alfred C. Frawley, IV , Pro Hac Vice, Thimi Robert Mina , McCloskey, Mina, Cunniff & Frawley LLC, Portland, ME, for Intervenor-Plaintiff District 4 Lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 207.

Erica A. Fuller , Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, Jane P. Davenport , Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC, Kristen Monsell , Center for Biological Diversity, Oakland, CA, for Intervenor-Defendants Conservation Law Foundation, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife.

John B. Grosko , U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource Wildlife and Marine Resources Section, Washington, DC, Taylor Mayhall , U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC, for Defendants.


"Consider the Lobster," David Foster Wallace implored in an eponymous 2004 essay. In a variation on his theme, Plaintiffs today entreat the Court to consider the lobstermen. They do so as Defendant, the National Marine Fisheries Service, attempts...

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