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Fishermen in Southeast Alaska hauled in the most salmon of any other region again this summer – narrowly edging Prince William Sound by just 404 thousand fish.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, reporting for Alaska Fish Radio

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OR air station closure delayed

The agency's Newport air station had been scheduled to close Nov. 30 due to budget cuts. Crabbing season is scheduled to start the next day.

– SFGate

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Seiners make political picks

The Southeast Alaska Seiners Association is supporting the re-election bids of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Gov. Sean Parnell, a Republican.

– Pacific Fishing Editor Wesley Loy, from his blog: Deckboss

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Derelict barge drifts in the arctic

An unmanned barge remained adrift in waters north of Alaska's Arctic Slope on Monday, carrying roughly 950 gallons of fuel and floating farther from shore, thwarting some recovery options, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

– Alaska Dispatch News

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Coho comeback for B.C. watershed

The numbers are anecdotal, but reports of lively jacks — smaller male salmon that mature and spawn a year earlier than the typical three-year cycle — are common, said Colquitz River steward Dorothy Chambers.

– Times Colonist

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Cordova fishermen's group backs Begich

Cordova District Fishermen United has endorsed Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, for re-election to the U.S. Senate, citing his advocacy for fisheries as chairmanship on the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and Coast Guard.

– Cordova Times

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Willapa Bay salmon management revisited

Nearly nine months after a settlement agreement ended a lawsuit against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife over its management of commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, the department is beginning to work on a policy for Willapa Bay.

– Chinook Observer

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Crabber fined for dumping mink carcasses

State environmental regulators have fined a commercial crab boat captain for dumping at least 2,500 pounds of rotted, skinned mink carcasses into the Port of Brookings Harbor marina earlier this year.

– Statesman Journal

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CA hatchery opens fish ladder

About 10:40 a.m. on Nov. 3, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will open the fish ladder at Nimbus Hatchery on American River. This allows fall-run Chinook salmon migrating upstream from the Pacific Ocean to enter the hatchery, and it also provide an excellent viewing opportunity for the public.

– Sacramento Bee

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