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Union sounds alarm on fleet separation

FFAW plans meeting, rally in response to DFO report, four men acquitted of cod poaching, and Ryan Cleary on the feds and seals.

 

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Sealers in the dark as season nears

Sealers' association director Frank Pinhorn says hunt could be another writeoff, FFAW's Allan Moulton responds to Clyde Jackman, and a tribute to the man who wrote Fishin' in a Dory.

 

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Premier wants truce on fishery in-fighting

Kathy Dunderdale says enough is enough. And Clyde Jackman accuses the FFAW of sinking the Marystown fish plant.

 

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Former fisheries ministers weigh in

Tom Rideout, Gerry Reid and John Efford share their views on the current state of the industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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OCI, FFAW war of words heats up

Martin Sullivan accuses the FFAW of being two-faced. Union denies it, saying the company has been less than truthful.

 

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OCI seeks injunction

Ocean Choice International wants judge to put limits on protesters, give company unobstructed access to Marystown plant. Longtime worker Bill Stockley digging in for the long haul.

 

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It's the Thursday phone-in show

FFAW president Earle McCurdy is the in-studio guest.

 

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One of two Jackson's Arm plants up for sale

Northern Shrimp Company facility partly owned by OCI, P. Janes and Sons and Breakwater. Also, an update on the Marine Institute's new centre in Lewisporte, and a glimpse at the sea urchin industry.

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Union leaders, workers rally on OCI's doorstep

Call for company and government to find solution that keeps jobs in province.

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OCI in damage control

Company says minister's comments hurt OCI's reputation with customers around the world.

And an update on what's NOT happening in Port Union.

 

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Province says OCI less than forthcoming

Fisheries Minister Darin King offended by company's ultimatum, says permanent exemptions won't happen.

We'll also hear from OCI and the FFAW.

 

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Sea populations on thin ice

A new study, funded by the IFAW, says seal populations are threatened by disappearing sea ice.

And OCI isn't alone when it comes to sending fish to China for processing.

 

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Update on new Cougar SAR hangar

Cougar Helicopters boss Hank Williams with an update on the company's new search and rescue facility being built at St. John's International Airport.

And some less-than-glowing reaction to the lobster licence buyback program.

 

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OCI update with Fisheries Minister Darin King

Fisheries Minister Darin King with the latest on OCI's bid to export more fish, and operate its Fortune plant year round.

And more on the lobster licence buyback program.

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Jackman, McCurdy, and farewell to Wilf

Fisheries minister on his trip north, FFAW president on the effects of seismic work on our fisheries, and a final sendoff for former Broadcast host Wilf Dyke.

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Feds, sealers talk turkey

Both sides optimistic industry can rebound and flourish. As well, police investigate burning and sinking of vessel at Savage Cove.

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Dispelling myths around aquaculture

Marine Institute scientist attempts to clear the air surrounding salmon farming. As well, key players in the sealing industry meet with federal ministers to talk strategy.

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There IS harm in shrimp deal: Gregory

Fisheries consultant counters FFAW position. Also, some deep thoughts on farmed salmon, and a special Fish Line from one Wilf to another.

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No harm in shrimp decision: FFAW

Union president Earle McCurdy lashes out at ASP for criticizing shift of quota from offshore to inshore fleet. And on a sad note, former Fishermen's Broadcast host Wilf Dyke passes away at the age of 77.

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Trinity Bay processor flexing mussels

Green Seafoods gets funding for mussel development into global markets. Also, Portland Creek fisherman and sealer Sam Caines with an old-fashioned yarn.

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B.C. lawyer urges caution with inquiries

Greg McDade says NL can learn much from Cohen inquiry process. Also, the group pushing for a public inquiry into the collapse of northern cod stocks finalizes its terms of reference.

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Halibut overruns will come off next year's quota

DFO official says reconciliation policy will kick in, but 24-hour fishery may be reviewed. Also, PETA prepares to launch a triple X website featuring more than just seals in compromising positions.

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Lice from farmed salmon killing wild fish: study

New independent study contradicts B.C. position that lice is harmless. Also, a crash course in salting and splitting of a cod fish for the amateur angler.

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Liberal SAR plan unrealistic: Jackman

Fisheries Minister says much to consider before province assumes any responsibility for search and rescue. Also, Dr. Phil Earle, and what's NOT processed here.

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Japan saves snow crab season

Asian markets accept big snow crab exports from Newfoundland. Also, results of the community salmon trap project in Black Tickle.

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More criticism of turbot conditions

DFO says restrictions on offloading turbot catch necessary. Also, a great white shark turns up in the Bay of Fundy, and there's a call for a recreational herring fishery.

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Feds meet with firms to talk SAR

Ottawa exploring options to provide fixed-wing aircraft for search and rescue. And some tips on how to catch a cod.

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Wiseman applauds Liberal plan for SAR

Senior search and rescue co-ordinator Merv Wiseman acknowledges good intentions to take over funding and operation of St. John's centre, but admits it won't be easy.

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Liberals would keep rescue centre open: Aylward

The new leader of the province's Liberal Party on all things fish, from Marystown and OCI to the planned closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.

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Jackman elaborates on shrimp decision

Fisheries minister reiterates his support for deal. And speaking of shrimp, for the first time in a decade there won't be a shrimp festival in Charlottetown, Labrador. Also, some blunt reaction to the Marystown-OCI connundrum.

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Disciplined SAR employee tells his story

An exclusive interview with the search and rescue officer in Halifax, who was suspended for speaking out over cuts to DFO. And OCI admits they've run out of ideas for the Marystown fish plant.

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Marystown plant workers reject OCI plan

Company offer of 18 weeks' work included request to export more fish. And 4R shrimp committee supports decision for St. Anthony plant.

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CCFI chairman slams shrimp arrangement

Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation chairman Gabe Gregory also calls shrimp decision a "backroom deal," and joins call for inquiry into fishery. And we'll update the status of the green crab invasion.

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Jackman, Butler meet over shrimp deal

Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman and Association of Seafood Producers' executive director Derek Butler discuss controversial deal for St. Anthony plant.

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FFAW weighs in on shrimp decision

Also, hydro explains rise in water levels on some rivers.

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Suspended SAR employee gets job back

A search and rescue co-ordinator in Halifax who was disciplined for criticizing cuts, has been reinstated. DFO responds to a complaint about licence conditions for the turbot fishery. And that shrimp deal for inshore fishers and the St. Anthony plant is causing a bit of a stir, to say the least.

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Producers say minister ill-informed on shrimp deal

The province's seafood producers respond to Minister Jackman's comments on so-called secretive deal on shrimp. And we'll hear from Greta Hussey, and her family's life on Lear's Room, on the Labrador.

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Minister Jackman defends shrimp deal

Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman doesn't see the harm in shrimp decision for St. Anthony plant. Also, a U.K. journalist on the search and rescue privatization experience overseas.

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Backroom deal on shrimp?

Association of Seafood Producers accuses DFO, FFAW and provincial Department of Fisheries of striking secretive deal on shrimp allocations. Also, a condition for the turbot fishery has at least one harvester scratching his head. And an update on the condition of a young man struck in the head by a frozen cod fish on July 5th.
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Analysis of privatized search and rescue

York University defence analyst weighs pros and cons of privatizing search and rescue. And a skipper who's recent scare at sea is all in a day's work.

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Mid-summer call-in show


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Study shows cod comeback off N.S.

Researcher says increase in cod numbers on Scotian Shelf due to major changes in marine ecosystem, as opposed to overfishing or seal predation. Also, Peter Penashue says both the St. John's and Quebec marine rescue centres will close at the same time next June. There's an effort of preserve and increase wild salmon stocks in Labrador. And an update on the future of the marine service centre in Admiral's Beach.
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DFO employees told to clam up

Search and rescue co-ordinators taken to task for speaking out against cuts to search and rescue. Also, DFO not commenting on closure of Quebec City SAR centre vs St. John's.
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Quebec SAR centre may get reprieve

Also, debate continues over merits of commercial salmon fishery vs catch and release.
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SAR: To privatize or not to privatize

MP Scott Simms on the idea of privatizing fixed-wing aircraft search and rescue response; Gus and Leo weigh in on the state of our stocks then, now ... and compared to the Norwegian experience.
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Feds float privatizing SAR

Meeting set with companies to look at costs of replacing fixed-wing fleet, or privatizing military's role in search and rescue; also, an update with dory winner Wayne Brace, and our Dory Stories contest ahead of the food fishery.
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Salmon farming, and poaching

Discussion continues on poaching; Cooke Aquaculture on what's in their fish; and launch of our summer Dory Stories contest.
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Ease off on poachers: fisherman

Snitch hotline, angling rules under fire; and an update on ice conditions linked to the breakup of the Petermann glacier.
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Meeting on Marystown yields little

OCI, FFAW and provincial officials meet to discuss future of Marystown fish plant; Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman accepts ALL proposals on marketing in the MOU.
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FFAW on sentinel; more on aquaculture

Fish Food and Allied Workers' union president Earle McCurdy on the sentinel fishery; and the local aquaculture association on the growth of the industry in the province.
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Cooke responds to aquaculture concerns

Cooke Aquaculture responds to concerns about the environment and wild stocks; and a shout-out to some very passionate Newfoundlanders.
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Aquaculture pros and cons

Atlantic Salmon Federation weighs in on aquaculture; EU looks at new fisheries policies; and young man recovering after accident in Bay Roberts.
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Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman on OCI and SAR centre closure

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Clyde Jackman on the OCI plant in Marystown, as well as what the province is doing to save the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Also, some harsh words for Earle McCurdy and his views on the so-called recreational food fishery.
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McCurdy defends food fishery stand

FFAW president Earle McCurdy responds to criticism of his position on the recreational food fishery; more details on double tragedy in Cartwright harbour; more harsh words for Penashue.
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Penashue commended, criticized

Wiseman questions minister's comments on Labrador rescue and so-called banker's hours; OCI spells out terms of tax settlement with Marystown.
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Peter Penashue; wharf mishap in Bay Roberts

Newfoundland and Labrador's rep in federal cabinet defends rescue centre closure; young man suffers serious head injuries on ship in Bay Roberts.
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DFO acknowledges issues with 24-hour fishery

DFO responds to criticism of brief, competitive fishery for Atlantic halibut; OCI settles with Marystown over tax bill; and poor salmon counts on the Exploits.
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Food fishery Q and A

The lowdown on the food fishery: We know the when, but what about the whys, and the hows? Also, the Caplin Observers Network, and how you can be a part of it.
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Small window for Gulf halibut fishery

The stars align for a brief hook and line halibut fishery in the Gulf. And the caplin are rollin' in big numbers, but what does it all mean?

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CG auxiliary dismisses call for resignations

Coast Guard auxiliary responds to call for resignations over marine rescue centre; search and rescue pilot who responded to the Cape Dawn sinking; and dates for the recreational food fishery are revealed.

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Cape Dawn skipper describes ordeal

Interview with skipper of the Cape Dawn, which caught fire and sank off St. Anthony June 24th, taking one of her crew with her.

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CG auxiliary members urged to resign

Longtime fisherman and sealer says auxiliary members should resign over marine rescue centre. And Loyola Sullivan, on his decision to join the family business.

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Ashfield regrets calling it a "call centre"

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield on the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Excerpts from the big Mayday rally. And Stephen Harper in 2007, on a rescue, the rescuers, and the rescue co-ordination centre.
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Local Coast Guard boss speaks on rescue centre

The head of the Coast Guard for Newfoundland and Labrador adds his two cents' worth on the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.

MP Ryan Cleary explains why he probably won't make it to the "big rally."

And a Port Union plant worker says response to the plant closure has been too little and too late.

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Premier gets firm "No" from Harper

The premier says she hasn't given up on the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones says the premier has been too weak on the issue. And we'll hear from a francohone fisherman from the Magdalen Islands, on the loss of the rescue centre in Quebec City.
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EI top up for Port Union workers

OCI steps up with money for projects to help displaced Port Union plant workers. Renewed concerns about the recreational cod fishery. And more reaction to the decison to close the St. John's marine rescue centre.
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Shrimp sharing under review; more on marine rescue centre

Ottawa has agreed to review the sharing arrangement for northern shrimp quotas. And the premier insists Ottawa is hearing the province's concerns over the closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.
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Date set for rally to save marine centre

Rally to save St. John's marine rescue centre will happen on St. John's waterfront, June 25th at 11:30 a.m.
And an update on the fish plant in New Ferolle.
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DFO: Decision to close rescue centre is final

Deputy commissioner of Canadian Coast Guard says decision to close St. John's marine rescue centre will not be reversed.
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Call-in show: Closure of St. John's rescue centre

Discussion of DFO's decision to close the St. John's marine rescue co-ordination centre, with in-studio guest Merv Wiseman.

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Shrimp quota announced; rescue centre update

Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield responds - via e-mail - to criticism of the decision to close the marine rescue centre in St. John's; shrimp quota announced; and caplin goes for 10 cents a pound.
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Premier Kathy Dunderdale; Grand Bank plant fire

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale.

Also, a fire at the Clearwater plant in Grand Bank puts the breaks on a rare success story.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary bemoans closure

The province's Coast Guard auxiliary weighs in on the planned closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's, Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman on the OCI plant in Marystown, and the protests pay off in the halibut and turbot fisheries.

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Bad news for Marystown OCI plant

Bad news for the OCI plant in Marystown.
But some positive news on the controversial halibut and turbot fisheries in the Gulf.
Also, more on DFO's decision to close the marine rescue centre in St. John's. And the latest on the lobster licence buyout program.
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SAR co-ordinator speaks out on cuts

Exclusive interview with a senior search and rescue co-ordinator at the St. John's office that's being axed by the federal government.
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Reaction to DFO cuts

Provincial Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman, NDP MP Ryan Cleary, Gus Etchegary and former NL fisheries minister Jim Morgan.
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DFO cuts and stricken vessel

St. John's marine sub-centre closing, stricken longliner towed to port, Peter Penashue defends ANY cuts his new government makes, and the results of a national aquaculture survey.
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History of the Grand Banks fishery

Businessman, author and historian J.P. Andrieux discusses his book - The Grand Banks - A Pictorial History.
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Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield

An interview with the new federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Keith Ashfield.
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West coast protests and fish vs politics

Renewed protests over turbot and halibut quotas in the Gulf ...

Earle McCurdy meets with the DEPUTY minister of Fisheries and Oceans ...

And an analyst who says Canada sucks when it comes to divvying up quotas ...

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McCurdy's meetings in Ottawa

Mr. McCurdy goes to Ottawa ...
A different kind of pressure for the crab industry ...
A thumbs up for Liberal MP Gerry Byrne. ... ... ... and a song for Auntie Lou. ...
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Gerry Byrne vents; poaching charges

MP Gerry Byrne on favouritism surrounding quotas, and the Fisheries Act.

And the fish police charge two west coast men after seizing a gill net, salmon, cod and pot - no, not a crab or lobster pot - that other kind of pot.

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4R shrimp tie-up continues; latest on New Ferolle

4R shrimp harversters remain tied up on the west coast.

A new target date for the opening of the New Ferolle fish plant ...

And a salmon symposium you won't wanna miss ...

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4R shrimp fleet woes

Shrimp fleet ties up over price, and the fate of the plant in Little Bay Islands.
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Phone-in show with Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Clyde Jackman

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West coast protest ends; more trouble for lobster

The protest by fishermen at the federal building in Corner Brook is over ... but the real battle may have just begun.

And just when you thought it was safe fish and sell lobster again, it appears the arse it out of 'er - again.

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West coast sit-in; Jackman speaks at Rotary

Angry west coast fishermen occupy the DFO office in Corner Brook ...

And Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman speaks to a crowd of about 50 people in St. John's, but it's not the House of Assembly.

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New Ferolle plant owner gives his side of the story and fishermen win latest round in tax case

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