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2011-10-18 12:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of its recently issued performance-based sustainability report last month, Sodexo, Inc., the leading global provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, today announces significant demonstrated progress for its sustainable seafood initiative, Your Better Choice in Seafood(®). The initiative offers the most comprehensive, highest quality, sustainable fresh and frozen seafood program in the industry, and...

2011-10-15 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16: OYSTERS Profile America -- Sunday, October 16th. A highlight event of fall is being celebrated in Leonard town, Maryland -- the 45th annual St. Mary's County Oyster Festival. By the time the two-day event ends today, some 18,000 people are expected to have attended -- treated...

2011-10-11 13:02:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E.I.D.-Parry (India) Limited, the bioproducts and nutraceutical division of the Murugappa Group, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the voting shares of U. S. Nutraceuticals LLC (dba Valensa International). Valensa will continue to operate as a Limited Liability Company based in Eustis, Florida (USA), with Dr. Rudi E. Moerck as its President and CEO. A History of Cooperation, Experience and Success Parry acquired a 49% stake in Valensa in...

Image 1 - Taking The Pulse Of Marine Life In Stressed Seas
2011-10-07 08:42:33

Researchers study responses of crustaceans to human-caused environmental stresses The Earth currently has more than 400 so-called "dead zones"--huge expanses of deep ocean that, because of human activities, become too oxygen-starved during the summer to support most life. The total global count of dead zones--some of which cover tens of thousands of square miles--is doubling every decade. But even as encroaching dead zones, pollution and other human-caused stressors damage the oceans,...

Colossal Aggregations Of Giant Alien Freshwater Fish As A Potential Biogeochemical Hotspot
2011-10-06 08:03:29

[ Watch the Video ] Many different types of animals come together to form vast groups — insect swarms, mammal herds, or bird flocks, for example. Researchers in France added another example to the list, reported Oct. 5 in the online journal PLoS ONE: the huge Wels catfish, the world's third largest and Europe's largest fresh-water fish. Researchers observed these fish in the Rhone River from May 2009 to Feb. 2011 and found that they formed dense groups of 15 to 44 individuals,...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

Among the six categories included in the Life-Sciences Magazine Life-Sciences Magazine is one featuring the latest scientific publications in Agriculture. The most recently published articles deal with aquaculture, millet and extracts from green leafy vegetables for medicinal and other purposes. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 The Agriculture and Horticulture category of the Life-Sciences Magazine currently contains nearly 78,000 articles. A great part of these contributions derive from ca. 250...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

Tooth Soap, Inc., innovator of Tooth Soap®, the leading all natural/organic and non-toxic alternative to toothpaste, unveils its newest contribution to inspiring the world towards sustainability: an urban aquaponics system. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Tooth Soap®, Inc. has long stood at the forefront of combining health and wellness with organic oral care. Knowing the crucial role a healthy diet plays in building strong teeth and gums, Tooth Soap®, Inc. has actively...

2011-09-26 17:20:00

Oyster recall affects 23 states SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following Fast Facts are being issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about a warning to not eat raw oysters from Hood Canal Area 4 in Washington State: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Fast Facts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw oysters harvested from an area of Hood Canal in Washington State following an outbreak...

2011-09-21 11:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) Seventh Annual Meeting, Darden Restaurants formally announced the company's three-year commitment to rebuilding troubled fisheries through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). Initial FIP work will be in and around the Gulf of Mexico with partners Publix Super Markets and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050203/FLTH026LOGO) Darden's recognition...

Image 1 - Is 'Coral-Safe' The New 'Organic' Of The Sea?
2011-09-20 10:41:37

  Captive breeding could transform the saltwater aquarium trade and save coral reefs Marine biologists at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute are developing means to efficiently breed saltwater aquarium fish, seahorses, plankton and invertebrates in captivity in order to preserve the biologically rich ecosystems of the world's coral reefs. These scientists believe their efforts, and those of colleagues around the world, could help shift much of the $1...


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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