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2014-07-16 23:01:19

Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation are part of an exciting new tracking program of alewives on the International St. Croix River. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is tracking fish from the sea to inland spawning sites in the St. Croix River this summer, in the first phase of a new international restoration project. The findings will help to document the first return of sea-run alewife and closely-related blueback herring to the...

Changes In Prey Available To Atlantic Cod Alter Its Distribution, Affect Success Of The Fishery
2014-06-26 03:25:10

Northeast Fisheries Science Center: NOAA A shift in the prey available to Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine that began nearly a decade ago contributed to the controversy that surrounded the 2011 assessment for this stock. A recent study of how this occurred may help fishery managers, scientists, and the industry understand and resolve apparent conflicts between assessment results and the experiences of the fishing industry. When the dominant prey species of Atlantic cod changed from...

Dam Removal Improves Shad Spawning Grounds
2014-05-22 16:30:47

North Carolina State University Research from North Carolina State University finds that dam removal improves spawning grounds for American shad and seems likely to improve survival rates for adult fish, juveniles and eggs – but for different reasons. The researchers focused on a small tributary in North Carolina called the Little River, where three dams were removed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. American shad (Alosa sapidissima) spend the bulk of their adult lives in saltwater,...

2014-05-20 23:04:03

360pi Recognized with Prestigious Red Herring Top 100 North America Award Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Today, 360pi is pleased to announce it has received the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award, a prestigious designation honoring the year’s most promising private technology companies in North America. Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and "scale ups" since 1995. Winners were evaluated individually from a large pool of...

2014-03-25 23:22:22

Saving Seafood Analysis Finds Author's Connection to the Sustainable Management of Atlantic Menhaden is Factually Inaccurate and Hyperbolic Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 A recent article on activist news website TakePart, "Yes, Shrimp Gelatin Is a Real Thing, and It Could Save a Lot of These Tiny Fish," by Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project, discusses an innovative study by a Louisiana State University (LSU) researcher that recycles unused shrimp to...

2014-02-18 13:47:56

Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers. That is one of the key findings in the study, just published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). SFU researchers Iain McKechnie, Dana Lepofsky and Ken Lertzman, and scientists in Ontario, Alberta and the United States are its co-authors. The study is one of many...

2013-11-18 23:00:46

GSMFC concludes that Gulf menhaden stock is not overfished, nor is overfishing occurring. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) has completed a comprehensive, three year stock assessment of the Gulf menhaden population and found that the stock is healthy and sustainable at current harvest levels. The assessment was conducted in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Data, Assessment, and...

2013-03-26 11:10:15

New mathematical tool developed by a Scripps scientist can help avoid misleading conclusions for species management In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" novel. But by the end of the decade the nets came up empty and the fishery collapsed. Where did they all go? According to a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the forces behind the...


Latest Clupeidae Reference Libraries

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2009-01-20 20:20:20

The Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a species of marine fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family. Its range encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico shore waters, with the exception of the extreme eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba. The center of population is located in the northwest Gulf, near Louisiana and Texas where they are very numerous. In the southern Gulf, their range overlaps with the Finescale Menhaden (Brevoortia gunteri). In the eastern Gulf its range...

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2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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2007-04-03 00:37:02

The Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of small shad, of which there are anadromous and landlocked forms. The landlocked form is also called a Sawbelly or a Mooneye. The use of the name "mooneye", however, should be discouraged as that name is more properly applied to the mooneye, Hiodon tergisus. The front of the body is deep and larger than many other species, prompting the comparison with a corpulent alewife, a female tavernkeeper. Alewives are an ocean species but can survive...

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2007-04-03 00:35:38

The European sprat, Sprattus sprattus, also known as Bristling or Brisling, is a small, herring-like marine fish. Found in European waters, it has silver grey scales and white-grey flesh. The fish is around 12% fat in its flesh and is a source of many vitamins. Photo by Hans Hillewaert

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2007-04-03 00:34:20

The South American pilchard, Sardinops sagax, is a sardine of the Family Clupeidae, the only member of the genus Sardinops, found in the indo-Pacific oceans. Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). It has a number of other common names: Australian pilchard, Blue pilchard, Blue-bait, Californian pilchard, Chilean sardine, Japanese pilchard, Pacific sardine, and Southern African pilchard. The South American pilchard is a coastal species that forms large schools. Coloration is blue green on...

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