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    Invasive green crabs – and threat to Maine’s clams – dwindle
    September 15, 2014 -- Scientists say an explosion of invasive green crabs that threatens Maine’s lucrative soft-shell clam industry appears to have tapered off, at least temporarily.
    The Gulf of Alaska is Unusually Warm, and Weird Fish are Showing Up.
    September 15, 2014 -- Something odd is happening in Northern Pacific waters: They're heating up. In fact, it hasn't been this warm in parts of the Gulf of Alaska for this long since researchers began tracking surface water temperatures in the 1980s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    AUDIO: The Mike Buck Show Discusses Proposed Pacific Marine Monument Expansion
    September 15, 2014 -- On the September 5 edition of the Honolulu-based Mike Buck Show, the host discussed a recent public listening session hosted by NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the proposed expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM).
    A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos
    September 12, 2014 -- Under the endangered species act, buying or selling an endangered animal requires a permit. The permits are hard to get — even for zoos and aquariums.

    But there's a loophole.
    Maine Lobster Fishery Enters Sustainable Certification Assessment
    September 10, 2014 -- The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association, Inc., a group of New England lobster wharf operators, processors, dealers and wholesalers, has entered the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery (Homarus americanus) into independent, third-party assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
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GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: 'Punitive' fishing closures, changes must be challenged

October 26, 2014 -- In April 2013, John Bullard, NOAA’s chief northeast regional administrator, first imposed Draconian cuts of up to 78 percent in fishermen’s allowable landings of cod and other groundfish species. And at the time, he called it the fishing industry’s and fishing communities’ “day of reckoning” over stock declines.