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    Oceana Researching Sick Fish in the Baltic Sea
    August 20, 2014 -- OCEANA, the international organisation devoted to protecting the world's oceans, has launched a website to gather data on unwell fish in the Baltic Sea.
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    In New England, River Herring Population on the Rise
    ACUSHNET, Mass. -- August 20, 2014 -- Things are looking up for Buzzards Bay's herring population. Way up, in fact.
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    North Carolina firm encourages Maine fishermen to sell invasive green crabs to be processed into cat food
    FREEPORT, Maine -- August 18, 2014 -- As researchers from Casco Bay to Frenchman Bay study the lifestyle and diet of invasive European green crabs in an effort to control the predators, a North Carolina company hopes to find Mainers willing to sell the creeping crustaceans to be processed into cat food.
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    Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon
    ASTORIA, Ore. -- August 18, 2014 -- The salmon here in the Columbia River, nearly driven to extinction by hydroelectric dams a quarter century ago, have been increasing in number — a fact not lost on the birds that like to eat them. These now flock by the thousands each spring to the river’s mouth, where the salmon have their young, and gorge at leisure.
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    Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill
    HOPEDALE, La. (AP) -- August 12, 2014 -- Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana's coast in 2010.
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TOM ADAMS: Something FISHY in the Gulf

September 12, 2014 -- We can now ALL see that NOAA / NMFS has artificially set seasons  going against their own data. It seems that our fisheries managers in the Gulf are doing this to force their own agenda,  (EDF backed) pushing Sector Separation and Recreational Catch shares-IFQ’s on the recreational fishermen.