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Articles from the October 1, 2012 edition

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Scientists Still Eyeing the ‘Dead Zone’

Hypoxia team keeps watch on coastal waters Spring transition is the time of year when coastal wind patterns switch from winter’s southerly flow to summer’s northerly pattern. The summer pattern favors upwelling, the ocean process that ushers... Full story


Freezer Longliner Vessel Replacement Issues Face Final Action

Final action is scheduled at the October meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Anchorage on options to allow larger freezer longliners to harvest Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Kenny Down, executive director... Full story


Lame Ducks and Anglers

In a presumed bid to curry favor with sport fishermen, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has asked the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to ban commercial gillnets on the main stem of the Columbia... Full story


Opinion – Kitzhaber Plan for Columbia River Commercial Fishery is Misguided

When Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced on August 8th that he would be asking the Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODF&W) Commission to draft plans for moving the commercial non-Indian gillnet fishery out of the mainstem Columbia River and into... Full story


More Room for Fish

Vigor Marine in Tacoma, Washington recently completed a major refit of Trident Seafood’s F/V Pacific Ram. The aim was to expand the capacity of the fish hold of the 82-foot by 27-foot vessel by spon... Full story


Salmon Fishermen Hooking Mixed Results

Commercial salmon fishermen off the Oregon coast are so far landing considerably more fish this season than they did in 2011 and 2010, but the results, while promising, are far from satisfying for... Full story


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