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Judge dismisses halibut-charter lawsuit

PETERSBURG-AK A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled against the guided sport-fishing industry in a lawsuit about Southeast Alaska halibut catches. A group of charter operators and lodge owners had hoped to overturn a regulation that cut their clients daily bag-limits in half last summer. But the court dismissed their case on Monday.
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