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2014-07-10 05:01:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Probably best known as a controversial pizza topping, anchovies were spotted in a massive school just off the coast of La Jolla, California by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Tuesday. The Scripps researchers said they hadn’t seen a school that large in around 30 years and could only speculate as to why so many fish had grouped together just a few yards from the beach. The massive school of anchovies...

2014-03-08 23:03:59

The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life, which is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares a recipe for Marinated Fresh Anchovies prepared with extra virgin olive oil. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign that is dedicated to providing the latest in olive oil news, shares a 4-person recipe for Italian-style Marinated Fresh Anchovies prepared with extra virgin olive oil. For those concerned about their heart...

Beachgoers In Peru Warned To Stay Away After Mass Pelican Die Offs
2012-05-08 04:36:42

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com The health ministry of Peru issued a warning recently to citizens and tourists to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital while investigators try to determine what may have caused the mysterious deaths of hundreds of pelicans. Peruvian officials say more than 538 pelicans and other types of birds have been found dead along the northern coast. The state-run news agency, TV Peru, puts the total number at an estimated 1,200 dead birds found along the...

2012-04-03 09:01:40

A task force that conducted one of the most comprehensive analyses of global “forage fish” populations issued its report this week, which strongly recommends implementing more conservative catch limits for these crucial prey species. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force calls for the harvest reduction of sardines, anchovies and other forage fish so that they can continue to serve as critical prey for larger species, including salmon, cod and tuna, as well as for dolphins, whales,...

2012-04-02 15:41:53

Forage fish twice as valuable in the water as in the net Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a report released today. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to date. Its report, "Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a...

Task Force: Throw The Little Fish Back!
2012-04-02 10:41:00

New analysis by an international group of scientists specializing in everything from fish ecology to marine mammals highlights the importance of preserving the seas´ smallest fish species that serve as an important food for larger marine animals. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force -- a consortium of 13 scientists from around the world -- reported that forage fish populations such as anchovies, herring and sardines are being affected by commercial fishing. The group recommends that...

2011-08-10 20:13:19

Reduced catches of small oceanic "Ëœforage' fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: "ËœImpacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems', reported today in the journal Science. Dr Tony Smith of CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship led the international team...

2011-05-24 18:54:45

A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel. This method makes it possible to genetically differentiate between the fish, even if they are canned or processed, which makes it easier to monitor the degree to which fisheries resources are being exploited. DNA from the mitochondria "“ cell organelles "“ is ideal for distinguishing between species. One of its...

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2011-05-03 09:43:00

On land, being small and lurking at the bottom of the food chain is a far better strategy for species survival than being big, fierce and perched on top, at least when humans are after you "“ just ask the mice and grizzly bears. But talk to sharks and anchovies and they'll tell you a different story, according to a new study of fisheries collapses led by Stanford researchers. Analyzing over 200 scientific assessments of fisheries around the globe, the team found that populations of...

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2011-02-19 06:05:00

Over-fishing by humans has led to fewer big, predatory fish in the world's oceans, leaving smaller fish to thrive and double their numbers over the past century, scientists reported on Friday. Tuna, cod, and groupers, among others, have declined around the world by as much as 66 percent while the number of anchovies and sardines has surged in the absence of those bigger fish, said researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC). People around the world continue to fish harder, but...


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European Anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus
2013-10-15 12:37:19

The European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) is a forage fish somewhat related to the herring. Anchovies are classed in the family Engraulidae. It is easily distinguishable by its deeply cleft mouth, the angle of the gape being behind the eyes. The snout is pointed and it extends beyond the lower jaw. The fish looks much like a sprat in having a forked tail and a single dorsal fin, but the body is slender and round. The maximum length of this fish is 8 ½ inches long. These...

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