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    Florida enacts lionfish ban, but is it too little, too late?
    FORT MYERS, Fl. -- August 4, 2014 -- If you want to see a perfect eating machine in action, you can hardly do better than watching a hungry lionfish. Since its introduction into the Atlantic off the Florida coast in the 1980's and 1990's, the fish has been on a disastrous feeding frenzy.
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    Scientists worry lobster conservation is faltering
    Marine scientists and lobster harvesters in Maine's largest fishery say some fishermen may be abandoning a key conservation method practiced for nearly 100 years at a time of growing fears that a run of record hauls is coming to an end.
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    Gulf of Maine’s cod stock falling, study says
    August 2, 2014 -- The cod population in the Gulf of Maine is plummeting more steeply than previously thought, according a new assessment by the federal agency that monitors the fishing industry.
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    The Challenges and Successes of Restoring Atlantic Salmon - Part 1
    August 1, 2014 -- Over the next several months, NOAA Fisheries will be posting a series of feature stories on Atlantic salmon, the “king of freshwater fish” on their website. This is part 1 of a 5 part series.

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    This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration
    August 1, 2014 -- Three West Coast Democratic governors came out against offshore drilling this week, but it's a Republican governor's moves on the Atlantic Ocean that have drawn some attention.
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GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Where's the fisherman on review panel for new cod data?

August 18, 2014 -- It would be nice to think that, in the wake of an “unscheduled” stock assessment that conspicuously left out any input from fishermen or others inherently familiar with the industry, the planned “peer review” of the findings by NOAA’s NFSC would include someone who represents the fishermen’s interests before there is any move to carry out even more dire limit cuts for Gulf of Maine cod.