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2014-08-04 08:55:56

UMass Amherst A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna movements in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean led by Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found among other things that these fish cover a wide geographical range with pronounced north-south movements from Georges Bank to the Brazilian shelf, and they favor a high-use area off Cape Hatteras southwest of Bermuda for foraging. This NOAA-funded research, which used...

Tuna Threatened By Overfishing
2012-12-03 06:28:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Environmentalists, fishing experts, and Pacific Island nations are concerned over depleting stocks of the bigeye tuna, and are calling for stricter catch limits to help prevent overfishing. Participants at a Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) conference are calling for a 30-percent reduction of bigeye catch limits in the region, according to AFP reports published Sunday. "Participants at the...

Numbers Of Overfished Tuna Could Improve With Pacific Fishing Zones
2012-11-14 12:58:29

University of Hawaii “‘ SOEST Marine zoning in the Pacific Ocean, in combination with other measures, could significantly improve numbers of heavily overfished bigeye tuna and improve local economies, a fish modelling study has found. Scientists working at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC, Noumea, New Caledonia) and Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS, Toulouse, France), have found that a network of marine zones...

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2010-11-24 12:40:00

According to a new report based on genetic analysis, 30 percent of cannned tunas tested in a dozen countries were mislabeled or had other irregularities. Some of the 50 brands sampled contained different species of tuna across the same product, or had two different species in the same can. Some cans labeled as skipjack also had bigeye or yellowtail tuna, both species with declining populations.  The independent report was timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the International...

2010-08-11 11:30:00

Wasteful fishing gear catches and kills thousands of endangered, protected marine animals WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today criticized a proposal asking the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify as sustainable a fishery that threatens vulnerable marine species including bluefin tuna, blue marlin, short-fin mako sharks and loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles. Day Boat Seafood, a wholesaler, has applied to the MSC in hopes that the...

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2010-04-21 07:51:08

New research provides insight into healthier consumption of sushi New research showing that that mercury levels are higher in some species of tuna could help consumers minimize their consumption of the silvery metal in their sushi and provide a powerful new tool for regulatory organizations. The new research"”combining DNA barcoding at that American Museum of Natural History with analysis of mercury content at Rutgers University"”is published in Biology Letters early online...

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2009-10-25 06:00:00

Hawaii's State Board of Land and Natural Resources has voted to approve the development of the first tuna farm in the US. Hawaii Oceanic Technology's plan was approved in a 4-1 vote, which gives the company the go-ahead to put together an economically friendly environment to raise bigeye tuna. The firm has been approved to install three large cages in state waters off the island of Hawaii. The company will raise tuna from eggs and grow them in free-floating "oceanspheres." "There is only so...

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2009-10-01 07:42:45

A bluefin tuna, tagged by AZTI-Tecnalia in August 2008, 15 miles to the north of Donostia-San Sebastián, was caught on 15 August of this year by a pleasure craft 88 miles north of Bakio. The animal had fitted electronic tag which enabled its migratory movements and the depth of these, amongst other data, to be obtained. This is a yet another success story in the tunafish tagging campaigns promoted by the Department of the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries of the...

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2008-02-18 08:58:36

Scientists advocate solutions and urgent action BOSTON, Mass. "“ Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations, leading scientists said in the symposium "Last Best Chance for Tuna: Learning from the Cod Collapse" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston on February 18. A group of leading natural and social scientists...


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