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PREPARING FOR BRISTOL BAY

Commercial fishermen, processors, and the managers for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are all preparing for the upcoming sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay.
 
– KDLG, Dillingham

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No boom in Bering shipping

Despite reports of a boom in Arctic ship traffic, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office concludes commercial industries aren't planning to boost shipping through the Bering Strait or elsewhere in the U.S. Arctic over the next decade.

– Alaska Public Media

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B.C. quake, no tsunami

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island was felt by residents across the Island and on the mainland Wednesday night.

– Times Colonist, Victoria

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Fish runs after slide

As search crews continue to look for two missing people following the devastating mudslide in Washington state, scientists are closely monitoring how the avalanche is affecting federally endangered fish runs.

– Oregon Public Broadcasting

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B.C. herring fleet wants help

Commercial herring roe fishermen are asking the federal government to compensate their losses after a decision to reopen fisheries was capsized by First Nations' opposition.

– Tyee, Vancouver, B.C.

More: thetyee.ca

Natives want own fishery

The nation has promised to regain its rights to geoduck harvesting in Kulleet Bay with or without the DFO, following five years of unsuccessful consultation that has left Stz'uminus leadership exasperated.

– Nanaimo Daily News

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Fish company pleads

A fishing corporation has been fined after pleading guilty to illegal fishing operations in Alaska state waters.

– KTOO, Juneau

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Columbia plan won't work

Southwest Washington's regional manager of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife came to Cathlamet to discuss the start of a salmon net pen rearing project, and commercial fishermen used the opportunity to express their displeasure with changes to the Columbia River gillnet fishery.
 
– Wahkiakum County Eagle

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Abalone poacher guilty

The urchin diver caught with four illegally harvested abalone on a boat in the Santa Barbara Harbor in November 2012 was convicted by a jury of all seven charges against him last week and will be sentenced today.

– Santa Barbara Independent

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No sign in Togiak

The first aerial survey of the Togiak District conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) this week finished without spotting herring schools in the fishery.

– FIS, U.S.

More: fis.com