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A 60-year chronological survey focusing on factors affecting wild salmon in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago was released yesterday.

"Broughton Archipelago: A State of Knowledge," was commissioned by the B.C. Pacific Salmon Forum to gather data and explain the complexities of the region and the multitude of factors impacting wild salmon over the past five decades.

Carried out by Dr. Isobel Pearsall, the study gathered data from government and non-profit organizations as well as forest...

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Thai shrimp exporters stated in an interview last week that their businesses are hurting because of illegal exports to the U.S. market. They suspect some exporters are rerouting shrimp shipments to another country before they reach the United States to avoid tariffs, a unlawful practice called transshipping.

The tariffs, which were slapped on shrimp from six Latin American and Asian countries in early 2005, stem from an antidumping petition brought by the Southern Shrimp Alliance, an...

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A blog posted Friday on the Greenpeace Web site has raised the ire of executives at the National Fisheries Institute. The blog detailed how Greenpeace attempted to stop U.S. purse seiner Cape Finisterre from fishing in the Western Pacific as part of campaign to protest the state of tuna stocks and the impact of illegal and commercial fishing fleets in the region.

The group painted the side of the Finisterre, a tuna boat, with "tuna overkill" while it was pulling in its nets.

"To pull...

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Two fish and wildlife habitat restoration bills yesterday passed through the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. The bills are partly in response to the collapse of the Central Valley chinook population, which the committee says is the result of increased water exports out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and declining water quality caused by agricultural pollution.

The Fish and Rescue Plans Bill, filed by assemblywoman Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and passed on an 8-5 vote...

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Patrick Bertoletti slurped 35 dozen oysters in 8 minutes to garner The Acme World Oyster Eating championship during New Orleans' French Quarter Festival on Saturday. Chicagoan Bertoletti, a.k.a. "Deep Dish," is ranked second in the world, according to Major League Eating records.

Bertoletti has posted numerous eating records, including eating 21 pounds of grits in 10 minutes. He also holds the endurance oyster eating record, having downed north of 50 dozen in 2007. "Deep Dish" beat...

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