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#01-02-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

Federal agency plans to survey fishing businesses
By Associated Press
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1:58 PM January 1, 2014
Tackle business owners will be asked to characterize and quantify their operational costs and sales revenue and describe their clientele.
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – A federal agency is planning to measure the economic impact of fishing businesses. Notices posted in the Federal Register show the National Marine Fisheries Service plans to survey.... http://www.ktva.com/federal-agency-plans-to-survey-fishing-businesses/

Fukushima-radiated West Co. cover up
January 1, 2014
While complete decontamination of Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility is estimated to take three decades at a cost of up to 10 trillion yen ($125 billion), as reported Monday, Fukushima's contamination of the United States, particularly the West Coast, is not being reported. The decontamination process on the West Coast is not happening...... http://www.examiner.com/article/fukushima-radiated-west-co-cover-up

BP spill windfall will test Texas conservatives
Texas is likely to receive a windfall payment of as much as $4 billion in 2014, and analysts say the challenge will be to properly invest that money in ways that will provide long term success without burdening taxpayers, 1200 WOAI news reports. A federal judge in Louisiana is likely to decide in..... http://www.nationalfisherman.com/news-events/top-news/2813-bp-spill-windfall-will-test-texas-conservatives

























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