Latest Anchovies Stories

2011-03-25 12:01:23

Biologist Naroa Aldanondo studies the birth and beginnings and survival of the anchovy, in a thesis drawn up at Azti-Tecnalia and defended at the University of the Basque Country The more anchovies grow, the greater the probability of their survival, and it is precisely those born at the peak of the season of egg-laying and promptly moving out to the ocean area which enjoy optimum growth. These are the key factors to good recruitment, according to the conclusions of biologist Naroa Aldanondo...

2009-12-14 06:05:00

Due to climate change and overfishing, the popularity of the anchovy may be short-lived. Peru's fishermen can catch around 20,000 tons a day in about a 3 mile radius. In contrast, a European zone where a ban is in effect through at least 2010, the catch level has been set at between 20,000 and 30,000 tons of adult anchovy. Anchovy stock has enjoyed protected status for the past four years the Bay of Biscay along the western coast of France and the northern coast of Spain. In Peru's Pacific...

2009-11-10 09:30:23

A research team of the University of Granada (Spain) has confirmed a higher presence of the parasite Anisakis spp in anchovies of the Atlantic South East coast and the Mediterranean North West coast, and they insist on freezing or cooking fish before consuming it. Although restaurants are required by the European Union and the Spanish law to freeze the hours at -20 ºC", say the UGR scientists, who have also detected Anisakis spp larvae and another similar parasite, the...

2008-09-25 12:00:31

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of 103 bottles of HDH-brand grilling sauce because of a labeling error. The FDA said CaJohns Fiery Foods Co. of Columbus, Ohio, initiated the recall because the product might contain anchovies, soybeans and wheat, all undeclared allergens that pose a health hazard to some people. The affected HDH Grillin' Sauce was sold nationwide between Jan. 1, 2007, and Sept. 15, 2008, by retailers, mail order and Web sites. The recalled...

2008-09-07 18:00:10

By Ken Oxley IT doesn't pay to have a social conscience these days. I stopped buying factory-farmed chicken years ago. Then I insisted it had to be free-range eggs or nothing. Shortly after that, cod was off my shopping list because it had become an endangered species. But I'll be damned if I'm going to sacrifice my love of anchovies on the altar of ethics. According to the Marine Conservation Society, anchovies should now be avoided due to over-fishing. The little salty fish tend...

2008-03-12 11:25:00

Biologist Pablo Cermeño Villanueva defended his PhD thesis at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), providing a tool to determine the age of anchovies with greater accuracy on a monthly or even weekly basis, thus enabling studies of the earliest phases of life to be undertaken. The European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus, Linneaus 1875) is a coastal pelagic species of great importance. Not only does it support an important fishing industry, but it is also...

2006-07-03 11:20:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anchovy fishing will be banned in the Bay of Biscay until the end of the year to preserve stocks, the European Commission said on Monday. Lying off the North Atlantic coastlines of France and Spain, the Bay of Biscay is the key trawling ground for anchovy, an essential ingredient in Spanish cooking. However, years of overfishing have pushed stocks to very low levels. The stock of adult anchovy is "well below safe biological levels," the European Union's executive arm said...

Latest Anchovies Reference Libraries

2008-05-06 14:39:04

The Australian Anchovy (Engraulis australis), is an anchovy of the Engraulidae family. They are found off southeast Australia, and around New Zealand near the surface in bays, inlets, and estuaries. The Australian Anchovy is elongate and cigar-shaped and has the undershot lower jaw typical of all anchovies. They are pale silver-green above and silver-white below. They feed on plankton. They are the main baitfish found in the areas where they live, forming large schools in the summer....

2007-05-21 07:42:12

The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small but common schooling saltwater plankton-feeding fish. They are found in scattered areas throughout the world's oceans, but are concentrated in temperate waters, and are rare or absent in very cold or very warm seas. Biology The anchovy is a small green fish with blue reflections due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base of the caudal fin. It is maximum nine inches in length and body shape is variable with more slender...

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