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2008-09-15 18:00:00

By Anonymous A state official put it best: A federal report that documents a continued decline in some species of groundfish despite years of regulation was "extremely frustrating." After reducing the number of fishing days, staying out of certain areas and using nets with bigger mesh, the stocks of some species have not rebounded as hoped, leading to what are expected to be even stricter limits next fishing season. For commercial fishermen and the remaining Maine businesses that...

2008-09-05 12:00:20

By GERRY BRAIDEN CONSUMERS are being urged to avoid buying haddock caught off the west coast of Scotland because of fears about overfishing. In its latest guide, listing which fish to eat and which to avoid, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) adds haddock to its danger list, along with Dover sole "beamtrawled" from the North Sea or Irish Sea and albacore tuna caught by longline and trawling in the south Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The charity, dedicated to the protection of the...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Dave Bard of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-486-4426 PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Baker, manager of the Pew Environment Group's New England Fisheries Campaign, today issued the following statement in response to the most recent stock assessment of New England groundfish (including cod, haddock and flounder) from the Third Groundfish Assessment Review Meeting. Statement of Peter Baker: "This stock assessment shows that current...

2008-09-04 06:00:11

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) today publishes its annual list of which fish to eat, and which to avoid. It gives advice on more than 150 species, recommending 69 stocks should be avoided as they are unsustainable due to overfishing, poor...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Clark, Brett Clausen, Rebecca The world ocean covers approximately 70 percent of the earth. It has been an integral part of human history, providing food and ecological services. Yet conservation efforts and concerns with environmental degradation have mostly focused on terrestrial issues. Marine scientists and oceanographers have recently made remarkable discoveries in regard to the intricacies of marine food webs and the richness of oceanic biodiversity. However, the excitement over...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has signed on to a sustainable- seafood effort promoted by the Conservation Alliance of Seafood Solution. The alliance, made up of more than a dozen conservation organizations, works to protect the health of the world's oceans and the long-term supply of seafood. Companies such as Stop & Shop, which has joined the alliance's Common Vision program, commit toward buying environmentally responsible products and support policy changes to have positive...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

By K.C. Myers, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jul. 25--Hospital doctors may be the next casualties of cost-cutting measures by the new administration of Cape Cod Healthcare, which owns the Cape's two hospitals. Rumors are swirling that Cape Cod Healthcare, which recently announced a $17.6 million revenue loss, is about to lay off so-called hospitalists, doctors who treat patients whose primary care physicians don't do rounds at the hospitals. Those treated by the hospitalists...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

For fish-lovers on a budget, pollock has always been top of the menu but now its popularity is growing thanks to the endorsement of celebrity chefs. Gordon Ramsey and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have both been strong supporters of the fish over recent months and it seems consumers have got the message. A recent survey by Seafish, the Government's sea fish industry authority, found pollock sales have increased by 171 per cent over the past 12 months, not only due to a growing celebrity fan...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By Winston Ross, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. Jun. 13--West Coast groundfishermen can expect a major change in the way they're allowed to catch fish in the coming years, after a preliminary decision Thursday from the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The council voted in favor of an individual quota system that will determine who gets to catch how many fish. Shares of the resource will be allocated, and can be traded, sold or kept for life. The decision isn't final unless...

2008-05-28 15:00:23

Cape Capensis is a premium species caught by deep sea trawlers off the west coast of Southern Africa where the nutrient-rich, unpolluted, icy waters of the Benguela current are swept up the coast of Africa from the Antarctic. This frigid water is vital to the fish's firm texture and delicate, sweet flavor. These premium cape capensis fillets are processed and frozen at sea locking in quality and freshness. The demand for Cape Capensis is growing in the U.S. It is a popular alternative 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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