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Fish and Wildlife Service

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Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. federal agency within the Department of the Interior, created in 1956, concerned with conservation and development of fish and wildlife resources, wilderness areas, and river basins. It maintains waterfowl refuges and fish hatcheries, prepares federal hunting regulations, performs research for the fishing industry, protects threatened wildlife, manages the fur seal herds of Alaska, and administers international agreements.

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