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2008-05-21 12:10:33

Fishery biologist Sandy Sutherland looks through the lens of the microscope at tiny sections of fish earbones, known as otoliths, each showing annual bands of growth. She carefully counts the bands to determine the age of the fish, then moves on to the next sample.  Known as an age reader, Sutherland is one of a small team at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) whose aging work is critical to stock assessments needed to manage the nation's fishery resources in the Northwest...

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2008-05-07 12:55:00

The growth of algal blooms in the Baltic Sea could be linked to the dwindling cod population in the Baltic Sea, scientists said.Algal blooms, or water blooms, occur when the population of algae begins to grow. They are typically recognized by discoloration of surrounding waters, and are potentially poisonous to humans, fish and other creatures."In recent years, the frequency of intense blooms (in the Baltic Sea) seems to have increased, and the level in summer has also been increasing," said...

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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...

2008-01-05 06:00:12

By Gezelius, Stig S The article addresses three mechanisms whereby enforcement may generate compliance among citizens: the Hobbesian mechanism, which emphasizes deterrence, the Habermasian mechanism, which emphasizes rational communication, and the Durkheimian mechanism, which emphasizes enforcement's symbolic meaning. It addresses these mechanisms in three ethnographic studies of compliance in fisheries, and argues that the Durkheimian view of law enforcement has unjustly been neglected in...

2007-09-27 18:00:20

Southstream Seafoods, Inc., leader in the frozen seafood importer business, is proud to introduce our long line wild caught cod and haddock fillets to the foodservice industry and retail consumer. Nearly 80% of Americans prefer wild caught seafood1. We have foreseen the need for a high quality "harvested from the wild" 2 replacement to the Iceland Fishery. In 2007 and 2008, there will be an additional 30% quota cut in Iceland that directly affects all supplies from Iceland, including...

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2006-06-24 13:33:37

BOSTON -- A federal agency wants to set a speed limit for boats along stretches of the East Coast to help protect endangered whales from deadly collisions. Proposed regulations, to be filed Friday by the National Marine Fisheries Service, call for a speed limit of 10 knots, about 11.5 mph, for vessels 65 feet or longer in certain areas when the North Atlantic right whales are active. "At that speed a collision is less likely to be lethal," agency spokeswoman Teri Frady said. About 300...

2006-05-16 22:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent JARFJORDBOTN, Norway (Reuters) - Josef Stalin is creating jobs in the Arctic as Norway seeks to halt a "Red Army" of monster crabs that some experts fear could sweep as far south as the Mediterranean. Hundreds of Norwegian and Russian fishing boats are making big profits from the king crabs but there are fears that tougher measures are needed to stop the invaders, introduced by Moscow from the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s. "The crabs are generating...

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2006-05-17 01:25:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent JARFJORDBOTN, Norway -- Josef Stalin is creating jobs in the Arctic as Norway seeks to halt a "Red Army" of monster crabs that some experts fear could sweep as far south as the Mediterranean. Hundreds of Norwegian and Russian fishing boats are making big profits from the king crabs but there are fears that tougher measures are needed to stop the invaders, introduced by Moscow from the Pacific Ocean since the 1930s. "The crabs are generating a lot of...

2006-03-15 15:10:00

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA -- Canada said on Tuesday it would allow 325,000 young seals to be killed this year and accused activists of misleading the public in suggesting that white-coat baby animals were still being slaughtered. Images of the dewy-eyed white-coats dominate the Web sites of environmental groups opposed to the annual Canadian hunt, and two weeks ago former Beatle Paul McCartney got front-page photo coverage when he lay down next to white-coated seals. Since 1987 the killing of...

2005-12-12 11:45:00

BOSTON -- Animal protection workers were investigating on Monday the mass stranding and death of 24 pilot whales and 15 dolphins during a winter storm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Strong winds and tidal surges during a powerful storm on Friday likely trapped the mammals, leading to the biggest mass stranding of whales on Cape Cod in three years, said Kristen Patchett of the Cape Cod Stranding Network. Most of the dolphins and whales died Saturday. Animal welfare workers euthanized seven of...


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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....

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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...

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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.

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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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