Tribal Fishing Rights and Environmental Regulation: An Emerging Nexus?

November 16, 2017 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
Washington, DC (and webinar)

This program was sponsored by the Water Quality and Water Resources Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community. Cosponsored by the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community and the Environmental Law Institute.

Tribal fishing rights, secured through treaties, have played a key role for decades in fisheries law and policy. Until recently, however, these rights have played a limited role in broader environmental law and policy. This panel explored a number of recent instances in which tribal fishing rights have helped shape important outcomes related to water quality, and placed these developments in the context of the increasingly visible role that tribal interests have played in high-profile environmental controversies.

Bella Sewall Wolitz
, Assistant Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
David Shilton, Former Senior Litigation Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division