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2012-03-09 10:00:00

Crown Prince Seafood announces a new can size (5 oz.) and new case count (12 cans per case) for its natural Yellowfin, Albacore, and Tongol tunas. The changes allow for BPA-free cans and accommodate retailer and consumer packaging requests. These wild-caught tunas are part of the Crown Prince Natural line. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Crown Prince Seafood today announced two packing upgrades for its wild-caught Yellowfin, Albacore, and Tongol tunas, which belong to the Crown...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

ScienceAlerts.com is a new social network featuring the latest information in the basic and applied sciences of biology, environment, forestry, geography and health. The members of this new website monitor nearly 3,500 journals publishing in these fields and alert visitors in real-time through topic-specific site content and RSS feeds. The latest addition to this natural sciences website is the Agricultural Sciences Category with 84,000 articles partly derived by monitoring 242 scientific...

Future Of Energy Source Is Seaweed, Researchers Say
2012-03-05 13:30:46

Researchers are looking to the sea in their search for safer and cleaner future alternative energy sources. The team from various institutions and organizations is developing methods for growing and harvesting seaweed as a source of renewable energy. Professor Avigdor Abelson of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology believes that not only can the macroalgae be grown unobtrusively along coastlines, they can also help clear the water of excessive nutrients. Pollution caused by...

2012-02-23 04:00:00

The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of farmed Atlantic salmon that TCFFI is now harvesting from land-based, closed-containment facilities in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of farmed Atlantic...


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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