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LAMPREYS FEAST ON FRASER RUN

The parasitic Pacific lamprey is taking a bite out of the estimated more than 21 million sockeye returning to the Fraser River this year — a bumper harvest but short of the unexpectedly high returns of 2010.

– Vancouver Sun

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Puget Sound orcas in decline

The number of whales is the lowest in the last 29 years. No new calves have been born since 2012 and two adult whales are thought to have died this year.

– China Topix

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NOAA assesses impacts of 'derelict traps'

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles.

– NOAA

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Alaska candidates in fish debate

The three primary candidates running for governor this year convened at Kodiak's Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium last night for a debate focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry. 

– KMXT

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Fishermen were trained to eye Russia

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

– Juneau Empire

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Ensnared whale freed

Volunteers moved quickly to help free a humpback whale caught in fishing line in Monterey Bay. 

– ABC7 News

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Russian processors grasping for product

Fish processing companies in Russia have found themselves at a crossroad as they need to replace raw fish that is no longer coming in from Norway, Finland and the Baltic states due to the Russian import ban.

– The Fish Site

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CA faces dam dilemmas

How much money drought-stricken California should spend to build new dams was a big part of the debate over the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last month to put a $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

– Times-Standard

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$1.1B settlement in gulf oil spill

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

– SFGate

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Cape Cod short on cod

There aren't enough cod left on Cape Cod. That soon becomes evident to the tourists crowding an observation deck to watch fishermen unload their boats in this picturesque harbor sheltered from the ocean by sandy dunes.

– Los Angeles Times

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