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2009-10-17 08:09:15

Officials say cod is disappearing from European fishing grounds. Only steep catch cuts will prevent the disappearance of a species prized for centuries for its flaky white flesh. The European Commission said recent studies showed cod catches in some areas are far outstripping the rate of reproduction. Scientists estimated that there were more than 250,000 tons of cod in the 1970s in fishing grounds in the North Sea, eastern English Channel and Scandinavia's Skagerrak strait. In recent years,...

2009-10-12 10:00:00

MARSHFIELD, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Runner Charter, in keeping with the times, has announced the launching of their new and improved informational website. With advances in technology in the sport fishing industry, having a Internet Information Center allows Ocean Runner Charter to keep their clients abreast of the latest deep sea fishing news. Specializing in cod fishing cape cod and tuna fishing cape cod, Ocean Runner Charter delivers a unique experience before, during and...

2009-08-21 13:49:36

The U.S. government won't allow commercial fishing to expand in federal Arctic waters until more is known about climate change, authorities said. Climate change is causing the Arctic sea ice to recede, opening more water and prompting an interest in expanded fishing, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke said Friday. We are in a position to plan for sustainable fishing that does not damage the overall health of this fragile ecosystem, Locke said. This plan takes a precautionary approach to...

2009-07-01 13:51:00

Inaugural Tournament Awards Anglers more than $12,000 in Prizes MERRIMACK, N.H., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, is thrilled to congratulate Captain Tom Pitasi on winning the first annual Cape Cod 5000 (www.capecod5000.com) fishing tournament, held this past weekend at Oyster Harbors Marine in Osterville, MA. Pitasi rose to the top of thirty-five teams competing to catch two Striped Bass between 28 and 36 inches each, capturing the first place...

2009-05-14 12:00:00

Seafood Watch Applauds Foodservice Provider's Commitment MONTEREY, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions, Compass Group USA announced the three-year results of its sustainable seafood purchasing initiatives implemented in 2006. They also took the opportunity to announce the second phase of its sustainability seafood platform leading up to 2012. Compass Group recognizes the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the leading science-based...

2009-04-16 11:18:15

A French official said Thursday the government would release $5 million to support cod fisherman who are blockading ferry ports to protest fishing quotas. French agriculture and fisheries minister Michel Barnier made the announcement Thursday to help break up blockades at Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, now in a third day, the EU Observer reported. On Wednesday, the European Commission said quotas on English Channel cod and sole would not be changed. Barnier, however, requested a meeting with...

2009-04-15 12:25:48

French fisherman disrupted ferry service across the English Channel for a second day Wednesday in protest of quotas on cod and sole. Thousands of passengers and truck drivers were affected by the blockade, which cut off ferry service in Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, The Times of London reported. The European Union's limits the catch for 20 boats in Dunkirk to 133 metric tons a year, a catch that would keep three boats busy, The Times said. Travelers have been diverted to the Channel Tunnel...

2009-04-06 16:39:27

A British supermarket says it now calls pollack colins after bosses determined shoppers were avoiding the fish because they didn't like the name. Sainsbury's said the member of the cod family was renamed colin because the word is French for a similar variety of fish, hake, The Sun reported Monday. Officials with the grocery chain hired fashion designer Wayne Hemingway to design new packaging for the fish. Image really is everything, Hemingway said. As a keen fisherman it seems daft that...

2009-02-13 15:35:00

Climate change will trigger a massive fish migration toward the poles by mid-century, leading to numerous local extinctions, scientists said on Thursday. "The impact of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries is going to be huge," said the study's lead author, William Cheung, of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, eastern England. Using a massive computer model, scientists studied what might happen to 1,066 aquatic species by 2050 according to...

2009-01-07 18:16:11

Massachusetts wildlife officials said a seal that found its way to the state fish hatchery was caught and released at a beach 20 miles away. Officials said the female harbor seal, which experts estimate was born in May, was first spotted at about 7 a.m. Tuesday by Division of Fisheries and Wildlife employees making rounds at the Sandwich Hatchery, the Cape Cod Times of Hyannis, Mass., reported Wednesday. The seal, which was released 20 miles from the hatchery at a beach in West Dennis, had to...

Latest Cod Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua
2013-10-17 09:04:10

The Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) is a well-known benthopelagic food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It’s also commercially known as cod, coding, or haberdine. Within the western Atlantic Ocean, cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and around both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic, it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Sea of the Hebrides, areas around Iceland and the Barents Sea....

2008-11-14 17:43:36

The Antarctic Cod (Dissostichus mawsoni), also known as the Tootfish, is a species of fish of the family Nototheniidae. It produces antifreeze glycoprotein that allows it to live in the frigid waters off the coast of Antarctica. Its distribution range is generally below 65 degrees South. It is mainly caught in the Ross Sea in the austral summer but has also been recorded south of the Indian Ocean region, in the vicinity of the Antarctic peninsula, and near the South Sandwich Islands. Despite...

2008-10-08 12:46:29

The Atlantic Saury (Scomberesox saurus) is found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the seas near Australia and the Mediterranean. These fish grow to about 13.75 inches long, although they can attain lengths of up to 20 inches long. They have beadlike jaws and a row of finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. They feed on zooplankton and fish larvae. They are common prey to tuna, marlin, bluefish and cod. The Atlantic Saury live near the surface, and will sometimes jump above the surface.

2008-07-14 18:57:20

The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as the Estuary Cod, Greasy Cod, Spotted River Cod or Estuary Rock Cod, is an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is found in the Red Sea, south to South Africa, as far as Southeast Australia and south Japan. It is found as deep as 200 feet, in lagoons, mangrove swamps, reefs and sand bottoms. The Malabar Grouper is one of the largest and most common cod found in tropical estuaries and on coastal reefs....

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