Lawsuit filed to protect Beluga population

Trustees for Alaska filed a lawsuit today in Washington, DC over the delay in moving forward with an Endangered Species Act listing for the Cook Inlet Beluga. In 2006, based on a status review, the National Marine Fisheries Service concluded the beluga were likely to continue declining or go extinct over the next 300 years.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage