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FDA Issues Warning Over Contaminated Korean Shellfish
2012-06-18 04:49:40

American regulators are urging supermarkets and other retailers to remove South Korean oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from store shelves due to concerns that they may have been infected with norovirus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the warning late last week, noting that the products could have been exposed to human fecal matter and responsible for the illnesses of at least four people in the US since October, according to Reuters reports. "The regulatory warning...

2012-06-14 22:20:24

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California Trout and Trout Unlimited, announce the annual Casting Call at the Capitol, a celebration of California's unique trout, steelhead and salmon populations, to be held on the State Capitol grounds on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. In its 3rd year, the event will feature fly casting demonstrations, fly casting practice, and a friendly bi-partisan fly casting competition between legislators, including Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D),...

2012-06-06 06:24:32

MORRO BAY, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual Central Coast Oyster Festival will be held Saturday, June 16 at the Morro Bay Golf Course from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. This refreshingly contemporary, zero waste event will celebrate the world-renowned oysters of Morro Bay with an expansive view of the Morro Bay Oyster Farm and the tastes and textures of Morro Bay Oyster Company oysters, widely considered among the best in the nation. Dozens of chefs from across the area will...

2012-06-01 23:03:45

Crown Prince is notifying all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to remove South Korean shellfish from their shelves. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated. The Constituent...

2012-06-01 02:21:03

NEW ORLEANS, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As New Orleans begins its second annual Eat Local Challenge, the Recirculating Farms Coalition celebrates the launch of a new rooftop garden in the heart of the city and urges more grocers, restaurateurs, and consumers to get involved in growing local food. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110915/DC69041LOGO ) Last evening, NOLA Locavores and partners kicked off the Eat Local Challenge with a party at the new Rouses Market, a...

California Bluefin Tuna Found Carrying Radiation From Japan's 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
2012-05-29 10:46:09

Low-level radiation has been found in populations of bluefin tuna off the coast of California, a new study has found, noting that the fish are carrying radioactive material from Japanese waters more than 6,000 miles away. Researchers have found “modestly elevated levels” of two radioactive isotopes in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego in August 2011. They said the tuna picked up the radiation by swimming and feeding in the waters off the coast of Japan where the...

2012-05-16 10:25:20

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announced its third quarter financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Third Quarter Highlights Net revenue: $25.6 million Average revenue per kilogram of Bluefin Tuna sold: $29.15 Gross margin: 51.1% Operating income: $9.3 million Net income: $2.6 million Basic...

2012-05-14 12:58:06

The competition between farmers and fish for precious water in California is intensifying in wine country, suggests a new study by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published in the May issue of the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, link higher death rates for threatened juvenile steelhead trout with low water levels in the summer and the amount of vineyard acreage upstream. The researchers found that juvenile steelhead trout are...

2012-05-11 06:24:26

MOBILE, Ala., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC) today announced the launch of a regional advertising campaign to promote seafood sold by Alabama businesses and sourced from Gulf and local waters. The campaign aims to drive demand for Alabama Gulf seafood, particularly among consumers in the state and restaurateurs across the region, by showcasing the coastal culture and educating people about the types of Alabama Gulf seafood available. "Alabama...

2012-05-08 02:28:39

EUSTIS, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) announced today that its Parry Organic Spirulina Ingredient has been certified under the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Ingredient Verification Program (USP DIVP) and that Parry Nutraceuticals has earned the authorization to use the USP Verified Mark on product labels and Certificates of Analysis (CofAs). The USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program is a rigorous, in-depth process involving auditing,...


Latest Aquaculture Reference Libraries

Windowpane Oyster, Placuna placenta
2013-04-16 21:15:37

The windowpane oyster, Placuna placenta, alternatively known as capiz, is a bivalve marine mollusk belonging to the family Placunidae. Among the species within the genus, only the P. placenta has an outer shell that is sufficiently translucent for commercial use. This mollusk can be found from the shallows of the Gulf of Aden, to around India, then Malaysia to the southern South China Sea, and around the Philippines. Capiz, a province in the Philippines, gets its name from this shell which...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

Redtail Catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
2009-02-16 20:35:04

The Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) is a species of long-whiskered catfish found in South America. It is native to the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo river basins of South America. It is found only in fresh water. It has been introduced into Florida, although it has not been established there. It is commonly known as cajaro in Venezuela and pirarara in Brazil. It is the only still-living member of the genus Phractocephalus. Despite growing to a large size, it is a popular...

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2008-10-16 17:43:44

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of fish that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly found from northern and eastern Australia through the Torres Strait to New Guinea. It is a salt and freshwater species. This species is also known as the Giant Perch, Giant Seaperch, Asian Seabass, Australian Seabass, White Seabass, and a variety of other names. Its nickname is the Silver Jack. They have large silvery scales, which may become darker, depending on their...

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