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2008-09-17 15:00:20

By BASHAM, Laura An investment of up to $8 million in the longliner Antarctic Chieftain, which will fish in Antarctic waters, shows confidence in the deepwater fishery and longline industry, says NZ Longline spokesman Ross Tocker. NZ Longline, a 50-50 joint venture between Nelson- based companies Sealord and Talley's, bought the Russian vessel in February. It has had a $2.5 million refit in Nelson and was blessed at Port Nelson yesterday. The total investment was between $6 million...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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