…One of those amicus briefs was filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, on behalf of Rhode Island fishermen it represents. The NCLA has also represented Gulf of Mexico charter fishing captains who object to NMFS electronic monitoring demands.

“It is thrilling news that the Court may be looking to remove or roll back Chevron deference…because it’s been 40 years since the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been taken up by the Court,” said John J, Vecchione, senior litigation counsel for NCLA…

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