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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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reduced catches of small oceanic â€˜forageâ€™ 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.
A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel.
Analyzing over 200 scientific assessments of fisheries around the globe, the team found that populations of small fish such as sardines and anchovies were at least as likely to have collapsed at some point in the last 50 years as stocks of large fish.
Over-fishing by humans has led to fewer big, predatory fish in the worldâ€™s oceans, leaving smaller fish to thrive and double their numbers over the past century, scientists reported on Friday.
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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