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2011-08-12 00:00:02

An aquaponics project designed to grow fresh fish and produce for poverty-stricken Nigerians has commercial applications for Cincinnati area restaurants, co-ops, greenhouses, and farmers. Chuck Proudfit, president of At Work on Purpose, the nation's largest city-wide faith-at-work ministry, describes how the project designed to aid Nigeria's poor may also help Cincinnati's urban core. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 A Cincinnati aquaponics prototype built to bring fresh fish and...

2011-08-08 11:01:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal review process for genetically engineered food animals, now being applied to fast-growing salmon, is tortuously drawn out, scientifically unjustified, and likely to rob society of both environmental and economic benefits, argue researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Purdue University. In a commentary piece published Aug. 5 in the online version of Nature Biotechnology, animal scientists Alison L. Van...

2011-08-03 08:58:00

SAN DIEGO, August 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Important Step Achieved in Closing the Life Cycle of Bluefin Tuna Farming in a Commercially Viable Way - Substantial Enhancement of Umami's Sustainable Tuna Farming Model Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or "the Company"), a holding company of fish farming operations supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, has obtained DNA evidence confirming natural spawning of Bluefin Tuna...

2011-08-02 16:43:11

Changes in ocean chemistry due to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are expected to damage shellfish populations around the world, but some nations will feel the impacts much sooner and more intensely than others, according to a study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). As CO2 levels driven by fossil fuel use have increased in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, so has the amount of CO2 absorbed by the world's oceans, leading to changes in the...

2011-07-21 12:59:00

SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or "the Company"), a holding company of fish farming operations supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announces that it intends to apply to list its common stock on the NYSE AMEX Stock Exchange and has submitted materials to AMEX for its review. Oli Steindorsson, Chairman and CEO of Umami, commented, "Moving to AMEX, if and when Umami is accepted for...

2011-07-14 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, JULY 15: CLAM FEST Profile America -- Friday, July 15th. One of the biggest clam festivals in the country gets under way today and runs through Sunday in Yarmouth, Maine. Now in its 46th year, the lure of their favorite seafood delicacy is expected to draw 120,000 people to the coastal...

2011-06-27 10:30:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oyster.com, the Internet's top destination for unbiased hotel advice as well as the only online source for expert hotel reviews and real hotel photos, announces the launch of the first-ever photo-powered hotel search engine, Oyster Shots. With more than 500,000 photos of countless hotels, Oyster Shots is a seamless way to explore Oyster.com's quickly growing database of exclusive high-resolution, undoctored photos of vacation destinations around the...

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2011-06-24 09:29:39

Where Atlantic salmon feed in the ocean has been a long-standing mystery, but new research led by the University of Southampton shows that marine location can be recovered from the chemistry of fish scales. Surprisingly, salmon from different British rivers migrate to feed in separate places, and may respond differently to environmental change. Numbers of Atlantic salmon have declined across their range since the early 1970s, and most researchers believe that conditions experienced at sea are...

2011-06-16 09:56:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) to generate U.S. aquaculture production in federal waters may have inched closer to reality last week. The U.S. Department of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released national sustainable marine aquaculture policies designed to meet growing seafood demand, create jobs in coastal communities and restore vital ecosystems. "This is big news for Illinois...

2011-06-13 07:10:00

TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent disaster in Japan has increased worldwide attention and concern about exposure to radiation and what can be done about it. The Chlorella Fella (http://www.chlorellafella.com) has recently expanded his efforts to bring chlorella and radiation protection to individuals worldwide. This proven detoxifying whole food is available in tablet or powder form. Most people haven't heard a lot about Chlorella, but you can find a complete...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'