Hagfish are again in the news, featuring in a lawsuit filed in Oregon. A boat being launched with its mast up contacted power lines and the resulting blackout killed the chilling and aeration pumps at a nearby commercial hagfish operation - the same outfit whose truck dumped its cargo onto a state highway earlier in the year. The power outage killed 8 tons of hagfish awaiting export to Asia (primarily South Korea). The company, AA Seafood, is suing the boat owner for the resulting financial losses. The full story can be found here.
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