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Tribal fishing grounds

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit vacated a Washington federal court’s order granting judgment against the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, who seek to clarify and determine their usual and accustomed fishing grounds under an 1855 treaty. The court ruled that several waters were not included in the tribe’s fishing grounds, but its factual record was too “threadbare” for the appellate panel to affirm it, so the matter is remanded for further fact-finding.

Read the ruling here.

Read about the bench trial in the underlying lawsuit here.

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