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Im kleinen Fischerhafen ist immer was los.

My guess is:

There's always something going on in the small fishing harbour.

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In this context yes it means "Something's always going on/happening". In the example "was" is short for "etwas" (something).

"Los" can have other meanings:

Was ist los mit dir? (=What's wrong with you?)

Los geht's (=off we go)

loslassen (=let go)

losfahren (=hit the road)

-los (suffix) (=-less)

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