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PACIFIC FISHING WELCOMES
NEW EDITOR

Pacific Fishing, the business magazine
for fishermen, is pleased to announce
veteran fisheries journalist Wesley Loy
has assumed the editor’s chair of the 35-year-old media enterprise.

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GM SALMON BANNED IN CA

AB 504, authored by Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata, extends the prohibition of spawning or cultivating so-called "transgenic salmonids" in the Pacific Ocean to all waters of the state. The hatchery production and stocking of such fish is also prohibited.

– Press Democrat

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USDA completes pink purchase

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed a major purchase of canned pink salmon, spending a total of $12.8 million.

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

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Pebble suit against EPA deferred

An Alaska District Court judge dismissed a case Friday brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership and State of Alaska against the Environmental Protection Agency for exercising its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act for a public review of a plan to protect some of the world's greatest salmon runs, in Alaska's Bristol Bay.

– Sitnews

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Input on SW fishing economy sought

Federal fisheries researchers are getting ready to start a new effort to model the economic impact of the state and federal fisheries in Southwest Alaska. However, they can't do it without your help. 

– KDLG

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Kuskokwim spawning goals eyed

Biologists who study Kuskokwim River salmon and key people who rely on the fish are immersing themselves in science and policy in advance of the state's planned 2016 adoption of new escapement -- or spawning -- goals for kings in the river.

– Alaska Dispatch News

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CG hovercraft in rescue off B.C. coast

Acting Sub. Lt. Ron MacDougall said a call came in at about 8 p.m. that a 30-foot gillnet fishing vessel was sinking.

– Times Colonist

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Maine cod crashes

Regulators say the amount of cod spawning in the Gulf is estimated at only 3 to 4 percent of its target level.

– SFGate

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'Seafood champions' finalists named

Seaweb established the award to honor those in the seafood industry whose past and/or present contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change.

– Fish Information and Services

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There's power in fish bones

Researchers in Japan are using fish bones discarded from processing plants to generate electricity.

– FishUpdate.com

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