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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.