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EM TESTING SPURRED BY PIRACY

The idea of the promoters of the initiative is to use adaptive technology to work on board vessels in order to monitor fishing activities in waters where the safety is compromised, such as the Indian Ocean. In these waters, the fishermen face constant threats of "pirates."

– Fish Information & Services

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Study details processing injuries

Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows.

– Albany Democrat-Herald

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Hatchery to boost Cook Inlet salmon

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has taken ownership of the Port Graham Hatchery and aims to produce millions of dollars in pink salmon.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog: Deckboss

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CA fish theft arrests

Two commercial fishermen were arrested by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers early Sunday morning in Santa Barbara Harbor on felony charges of conspiracy and grand theft.

– KCOY

More: keyt.com

Kake air service expanding

Alaska Seaplanes announced Monday it is adding service between Kake and Sitka, with continuing service to Juneau, and a third round trip daily between Juneau and Kake during the summer season.

– Juneau Empire

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LNG shipments to resume

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday.
 
– Peninsula Clarion

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Fish shortage impacts holiday

A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.

– SFGate

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Fishermen lobby against Australia's
marine parks

Local commercial fisherman Graham Harrowfield believes fish stock closures and the introduction of marine parks are pushing commercial fisheries out of business.

– Whyalla News

More: whyallanewsonline.com.au

Saddle Creek's lone fisherman

After probably a year of meetings, focus groups and an extended application period, only one person has actually signed up for a permit to do commercial fishing at Saddle Creek Park.

– Polk Outdoors.com

More: environment.blogs.theledger.com