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In a related experiment earlier this year, the supermarket started lowering seafood prices: Farm-raised salmon in its seafood cases sold for roughly $10.99 per pound.

– BusinessWeek

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Kenai sports fishing closed

King salmon concerns have continued to take the forefront of salmon management on the central Kenai Peninsula this summer.

– Alaska Journal of Commerce

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Hake fishery vs. wind power

Citing potential damage to a cherished Pacific whiting fishery and the coastal economy, Lincoln County's Board of Commissioners oppose a proposed deep-water wind energy project.

– Newport News Times

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Texas dealing with catch shares

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is holding public hearings on Amendment 40 — Sector Separation, which represents the first step to creating a red snapper charter/for-hire catch share program.

– Galveston Daily News

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Open water farming

Sandwiched between port operations and a federal prison, the Southern California Marine Institute on Terminal Island is poised to become the first commercial shellfish producer in federal waters off the West Coast, farming 100 acres of open ocean for Mediterranean mussels and scallops.

– Daily Breeze, California

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Eating farmed fish

Ninety-one per cent of the seafood we eat comes from abroad and much of it is farmed, while one-third of what we catch is exported, and much of that is wild.
– New Yorker

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Waves over ice

Sixteen-foot waves are buffeting an area of the Arctic Ocean that until recently was permanently covered in sea ice — another sign of a warming climate, scientists say.

– National Geographic

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Jellyfish invasion

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the U.S. West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant odor, ocean experts said on Thursday.

– Reuters

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Alaska Fisheries Report

Coming up this week, a judge says the Kenai River sportsfishing industry can go ahead with its attempt to end commercial setnet fishing in parts of Alaska. It's a banner summer for Southeast crabbers, but are the days numbered for Alaska's crustaceans? All that, and sometimes fishy news happens after we go to press, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report.
– KMXT, Kodiak

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Alaska Natives may drill

The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation — and a handful of village corporations nearby — now have the option to buy into offshore drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea.

– KUCB, Unalaska

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