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2011-03-02 09:26:00

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first-ever national out-of-home campaign, the Tuna Council (http://tunathewonderfish.com/), a division of the National Fisheries Institute, has turned to the Health Club Media Network (HCMN) (www.hcmn.com), part of Outcast Media, to promote "TunatheWonderfish." The one-month comprehensive campaign, beginning March 2, is being funded in large part by the three major U.S. tuna brands - Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist. It targets...

2011-02-25 12:41:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) announced its opposition to new regulations being unveiled at the March 3rd California Fish and Game Commission hearing being held in Los Angeles. For the first time in over 30 years, new regulations will require fishermen to purchase fishing licenses to catch privately stocked fish on private property as well as private fee for fishing lakes. In addition, these new...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

Aquaponics, an integrated method of growing fish and plants in a soilless system, is a featured subject at three upcoming events -- The World Aquaculture Conference in New Orleans, the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association Conference and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference. Montello, WI (Vocus/PRWEB) February 20, 2011 Aquaponics is an integrated method of growing fish and plants in a soilless system. Rebecca Nelson and John Pade of Nelson and Pade, Inc., Montello, WI,...

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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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2011-02-03 09:05:00

Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly. An international team of investigators, led by Michael Beck, a Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examined oyster reefs in 144 bays across 44 different ecoregions, according to an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)...

2011-01-31 20:52:39

Genetic research is showing that healthy steelhead runs in Pacific Northwest streams can depend heavily on the productivity of their stay-at-home counterparts, rainbow trout. Steelhead and rainbow trout look different, grow differently, and one heads off to sea while the other never leaves home. But the life histories and reproductive health of wild trout and steelhead are tightly linked and interdependent, more so than has been appreciated, a new Oregon State University study concludes. The...

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2011-01-31 14:50:00

Experts at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report on Monday that fish consumption has reached record levels and world stocks need to be urgently rebuilt. "The contribution of fish to global diets has reached a record of 17.1 kg per person on average, supplying over three billion people with at least 15 percent of their average animal protein intake," the FAO's report said. The report said the increase was due mainly to a surge in fish farming, predicting that the...

2011-01-27 06:45:00

COVENTRY, R.I., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past, finding nutritional supplements that were beneficial to both people and the planet was a challenge. Today, Perfect Supplements, LLC announces their Perfect Planet & People Certification that guarantees that the days of dishonest and harmful supplements are in the past. The Perfect Planet & People Certification has three requirements: All Ingredients Must Be 100% Certified Organic All Ingredients Must Be Fair Trade...

2011-01-26 13:49:06

Some fish do not respond well to relocation according to Heredity study Not all trout are created equal. Those swimming up the streams of British Columbia might resemble their cousins from Quebec, yet their genetic makeup is regionally affected and has an impact on how they reproduce, grow and react to environmental stressors. Such regional variance makes transplanting fish species "“ to bolster dwindling populations "“ tricky business. These are some of the findings of a...

2011-01-24 15:25:00

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 22-23, 2011, nearly 550 volunteers from Alabama and beyond donned boots and gloves and donated their time to place 16,000 bags of oyster shells along the shore - the first step to building 100 miles of oyster reef over the next three to five years in Mobile, AL. The oyster reef building project marks the first in a series of habitat restoration projects aimed at restoring Alabama's Gulf coast, an effort led by the 100-1000: Restore...


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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