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Fish Discovered Surviving in Pacific Dead Zones

Researchers looking into the long term effects of the Pacific dead zones find some species weathering the storm

Grants Pass, OR—There’s good news, and there’s bad news. First let’s get the bad news out of the way; scientists think that the Pacific dead zones are still growing. These oxygen-depleted areas near the bottom of the ocean and large lakes can’t support life, and they’ve been concerning scientists and conservationists since the 70’s. But a new study, published last month in the journal Fisheries Oceanography, finds Continue reading Fish Discovered Surviving in Pacific Dead Zones

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Maple Valley To Hold 13th Annual Fishing Derby

Lake Wilderness fishing derby will cater to families, children

Maple Valley, WA–Seattle area anglers looking to get their families interested in fishing may want to look to Lake Wilderness Park later this month. The park will open its season Friday, April 24th with its Continue reading Maple Valley To Hold 13th Annual Fishing Derby

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Fishermen Petition Against Tighter Halibut Regs

New regulations put seekers of groundfish in conflict with halibut fishery

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The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s met pushback against Tuesday, March 31st against stricter halibut bycatch regulations in Alaska’s groundfish fishery, say industry sources. The opposition came in the form of a 23,000 word petition, delivered to governor Jay Inslee by Washington company Fishermen’s Finest. The company, which operates a large fleet in Alaska, argues that the revisions will cost millions in revenue and thousands of jobs. If they hold up, the limits could trim allowable bycatch by 10% to 50%.

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Historic regulations could improve health of salmon, tuna and other game fish

Vancouver, BC—The Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted Tuesday to establish new restrictions on forage fisheries in US Pacific waters. The decision, which we reported on last week, will require commercial fishers to provide evidence that new fisheries will have minimal ecological impact before a new fishery can be opened. Continue reading Pacific Fisheries Management Council okays forage fish regulations

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