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Large Vessel Protected Area

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and many other local residents will have to wait until next month to see what the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) response would be to the Territory of American Samoa’s writ of certiorari petition to the Supreme Court of the...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal government has requested additional time to file a response to the Territory of American Samoa’s writ of certiorari petition to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court decision dealing with the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA)...
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territory of American Samoa — through ASG and the Governor’s Office — has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review a federal appeal’s court ruling, which reversed a lower court decision dealing with the Large Vessel Protected Area (LVPA) in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US National Marine Fisheries Service has reiterated its argument that, among other things, the Territory of American Samoa — through ASG — lacks standing to bring a lawsuit against the federal government, and requested a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The partial federal government shutdown has resulted in a delay of filing motions in the ongoing legal battle between the Territory of American Samoa — through the ASG — and the US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) over the reduction of the Large Vessel Prohibited...