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The father of the captain of the fishing vessel that sank off Campbell River said his son died a hero, trying to save his crewmates.

– Times Colonist

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Fisheries reporter to leave Bristol Bay

Many will remember Mason as a fisheries reporter, carrying the torch of others gone before him.

– Bristol Bay Times

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Ocean predators in steep decline

Consumers prefer predatory fish like grouper, tuna, swordfish and sharks to species lower on the food chain such as anchovies and sardines, providing strong incentives for fishermen to catch the bigger fish.

– Scientific American

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Coho comeback for urban creek

In the greenbelt behind the Providence Alaska Medical Center, where Chester Creek was left intact and undisturbed within its natural channel, coho salmon seemed to be everywhere.

– Alaska Dispatch News

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Congressional candidate vows to protect MSA

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act governs harvests in federal waters. Some political observers say it could be altered, if the November election changes the balance of power in Congress.


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U.S. customs pressured to step up seafood

In light of shrimp shipments which were recently rejected by the European Union for containing excessive antibiotics, US Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, called on US Customs and Border Protection to increase inspections of foreign seafood coming into the US. 

– Fish Information and Services

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Drill conductor course in OR

The U.S. Coast Guard will offer an AMSEA two day Drill Conductor Course for commercial fishermen.

– The Worldlink

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Agencies team up for 'biodiversity observation'

The projects, to be funded at approximately $17 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds, will demonstrate how a national operational marine biodiversity observation network could be developed. Such a network would serve as a marine resource management tool to conserve existing biodiversity and enhance U.S. biosecurity against threats such as invasive species and infectious agents.


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