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'SEAFOOD AMBASSADORS' WANTED

A call is out for fishermen who want to be unofficial ambassadors for Alaska seafood.

– Alaska Fish Radio

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Forums on pit mine projects

The public forums, organized for Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Petersburg, will provide opportunities for residents to learn about the planned open-pit mines in northwest British Columbia and their potential impacts on Southeast Alaska's commercial, sport, and traditional and customary fisheries.

– Alaska Fish Radio

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Columbia River's final seasons set

Washington and Oregon on Thursday adopted the final commercial salmon fishing periods of 2014 for the lower Columbia River.

– The Columbian

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Fishing Families Photo Contest

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting its annual Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest this fall.  ASMI is inviting all photographers to enter photos that share the uniqueness of Alaska's fisheries.

– KDLG

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Barge adrift in Beaufort Sea

The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian agencies were monitoring an unmanned barge Thursday evening that floated in the Beaufort Sea with about 950 gallons of diesel fuel on board, according to the Coast Guard.

– Alaska Dispatch News

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Missing fishermen's bodies recovered

The bodies of two Campbell River men missing since their boat capsized on the weekend have been recovered by RCMP divers.

– Times Colonist

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Policymaking begins for Willipa Bay fishing

Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to adopt in February a policy setting conservation and economic objectives for sport and commercial salmon fishing in Willapa Bay.

– The Columbian

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Repellant reduces shark bycatch

A nasty-smelling shark repellent so effective it tends to leave humans gasping for breath has been given accolades in a report to Congress by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

– Keysnews.com

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Small-scale fishing's cumulative impacts

As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash.

– The Fish Site

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