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  • n  very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes

  • Some naturalists view this destruction with alarm, but Newfoundlanders say that if they did not keep the herds down the seals would eat up all their cod, capelin and herring.

  • Loyola Hearn in Victoria Star
    Hearn told a talk show on VOCM radio that the province is living in a dictatorship under Williams, and that collectively the provincial cabinet doesn't have the "guts of a capelin" for kowtowing to the premier.

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