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Articles from the April 1, 2013 edition

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Appeals Court Puts Oregon's Gill Net Fishing Rules on Hold – For Now

In last November’s election, Oregon voters overwhelmingly rejected Measure 81, which would have banned commercial non-tribal gill net fishing on Oregon’s “inland waters” and allowed the use of... Full story


Wild Alaska Salmon Ranks High for Musher, Racing Sled Dogs' Diet

Four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion Lance Mackey was all smiles an hour before the start of the 2013 race to Nome, checking his sled bag over, when asked how much wild Alaska salmon he was... Full story


Atka Pride Seafoods Plant Will Open Early in Aleutians

The Atka Pride Seafoods processing facility, a joint venture of APICDA Joint Ventures, Inc. and the Atka Fishermen’s Association, will open April 27, closely paralleling the anticipated seasonal clo... Full story


Halibut Bycatch Issues Moving Slowly Through NPFMC

Analysis has been initiated by federal fisheries managers on a focused data collection program to be established prior to implementation of a trawl bycatch management program in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took...


Are You Operating Your On-Board Refrigeration System on Borrowed Time?

If your refrigeration system is based on refrigerant R-22, then take notice! The life of one of the most successful halocarbon “Freon” refrigerants is coming to an end. Production of the refrigerant is being reduced every year, with a total ban... Full story


This Just In

In December of last year, as a gift to the recreational fishing industry, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife commission voted to ban commercial gillnets on the mainstem of the Columbia River. The following month, the Washington State Fish and Wildlife... Full story


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