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2011-05-24 18:54:45

A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel. This method makes it possible to genetically differentiate between the fish, even if they are canned or processed, which makes it easier to monitor the degree to which fisheries resources are being exploited. DNA from the mitochondria "“ cell organelles "“ is ideal for distinguishing between species. One of its...

2007-01-07 06:00:12

By Roberto Santiago, The Miami Herald Jan. 7--Pompano Beach Pier & Promenade VP Larisa Valcova has been coming to the same spot on Pompano Beach's fishing pier for three years, casting her lines in search of mackerel, jack and snapper. The idea that the city plans to renovate the pier doesn't bother Valcova, a Ukrainian immigrant -- as long as the refurbishing doesn't bother her favored fishing spot. "Every time things are developed, the prices go up," said Valcova, 65, a...


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Japanese Amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata
2013-10-09 11:40:25

The Japanese Amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata), known also as the yellowtail, is a bony fish belonging to the family called Carangidae. It’s native to the northwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii and Baja California. It is greatly appreciated within Japan, where it is called Hamachi or buri. They are eaten either raw or cooked, and are a seasonal favorite within the cooler months when the meat must have higher fat content. The amberjack is usually thought of as a winter delicacy of...

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2009-01-17 17:56:46

The Leatherjacket Fish (Oligoplites saurus) also known as the Skipjack or Leather Jack, is a species of fish in the Carangidae family. Leather Jack may refer to other fish as well and is loosely used here. This fish inhabits shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast. The Leatherjacket Fish is seldom larger than 12 inches, although there have been reports of such specimens growing longer. The body is slender and compressed. It has a pointed head and large jaws for...

2008-05-06 14:46:40

The Atlantic Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), is a species of mackerel in the family Carangidae. It gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on the back of it over great distances. The Atlantic horse mackerel can be found in the north-eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Senegal, including the Cape Verde islands, and also in the Mediterranean and, rarely, in the Black Sea. It congregates in large schools in coastal waters, where it feeds on...

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2007-12-18 14:28:03

The Yellowtail Amberjack or Great Amberjack (Seriola lalandi), is a large fish found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is divided into three subspecies. The California Yellowtail, The Southern Yellowtail, and the Asian Yellowtail. The Southern Yellowtail is the largest weighing at most 114 pounds. The Asian Yellowtail is the smallest and weighs an average of 61 pounds.

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2007-03-12 22:23:50

The Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, is a species of fish in the family Carangidae. It is common in the north-eastern Pacific, from south-east Alaska to southern Baja. It is a pelagic fish, often found in large schools. Young frequently school near kelp and under piers. It grows up to 32 in (81 cm) long. It has a spinous dorsal fin slightly higher than its soft dorsal fin. Its pectoral fin ends before the front of the anal fin. It has scutes are located along the lateral line...

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