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    Parts of Pacific Ocean Close To El Niño Thresholds
    December 16, 2014 -- Surface temperatures of the equatorial Pacific Ocean have exceeded El Nino thresholds for several weeks and there is a greater than 70 percent chance of the weather pattern emerging, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.
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    Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park
    December 21, 2014 --  For 15 years, officials, environmentalists, fishermen and boaters have struggled to put together a plan to protect one of South Florida’s jewels — a national park, almost entirely underwater, where a part of the largest reef tract in the United States lures throngs of divers and anglers who fish its once-abundant grouper and snapper.
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    Congress Aims to Protect Great Lakes Against Invasive Carp
    December 15, 2014 -- The problem of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes and outcompeting local fish populations for food has been an ongoing one, so Friday the US Congress called for a temporary solution to strengthen defenses and protect native fish until a more permanent plan can be agreed upon.
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    Gulf of Maine’s waters warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth
    December 14, 2014 -- The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live. That is upending an ecosystem and the fishing industry that depends on it.
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    Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept
    December 15, 2014 -- The following was released by Gulf Seafood News:
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JOHN SACKTON: The Gov't Has Given the US Seafood Industry a Huge Opportunity; We Won't Take It

February 23, 2015 -- The public perception of seafood’s fitness to meet health and sustainability goals is turning. The Dietary Guideline Report is a confirmation that what used to be only well known within the industry is becoming commonly accepted fact.