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Feds OK sixfold increase on vital fish stock
(AP) — BOSTON - The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has officially approved a sixfold increase in the catch limit of a key fish stock.
 

Gary Locke said Wednesday he was raising the limit on pollock from six to 36 million pounds.

Fishermen had pressed hard for the change. Under a new management system, fishing stops on all species if the limit is reached on one. Fishermen said the pollock limit was so low it would be too quickly reached.

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