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2009-02-28 19:07:57

Australian seafood farmers are pushing for regulations that would force restaurants to identify the source of the fish on their menus. Restaurants and fish and chips shops were exempted from a 2006 law requiring retailers to identify country of origin. Ken Chapman, president of the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association, told the Sydney Morning Herald consumers should know what they are getting. Barramundi is the iconic Australian fish and Australians expect to get Australian fish if they...

2008-12-08 22:32:34

A smattering of Asian tiger shrimp weighing up to a half-pound are being caught off the coast of South Carolina, local trawlers say. The trawlers said five of the jumbo shrimp have been caught in recent weeks, The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported Monday. The tiger shrimp, which are native to Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Australia, can grow as large as lobster, the newspaper said. David Knott, a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said he doesn't know...

2008-11-11 12:00:18

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market today announces the arrival of "Shrimpsgiving" in its seafood departments nationwide. "Both our fully-cooked and raw shrimp are great grab-and-go value items, and they make quick and tasty additions to special meals, and easy yet elegant appetizers for Thanksgiving or for any occasion during the holiday season," said David Pilat, global seafood coordinator for Whole Foods Market. Shrimpsgiving celebrates the little-known...

2008-09-12 03:00:00

By Jones, Keithly Harvey, David J; Hahn, William; Muhammad, Andrew Estimates of price and scale elasticities for U.S. consumed shrimp are derived using aggregate shrimp data differentiated by source country. Own-price elasticities for all countries had the expected negative signs, were statistically significant, and inelastic. The scale elasticities for all countries were positive and statistically significant at the 1% level with only the United States and Ecuador having scale elasticities...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

Text of report by Pinaki Roy headlined "Increased salinity changes vegetation pattern" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 July Geowa plants are abundant on the banks of Khalsi canal. Most of these species are less than a decade old; many others are growing for only couple of years. Not only geowa, some golpata (nypah) and other saline-tolerant plants are visible here and there along the canal. The canal is named after Khalsi village in Dakop upazila in Khulna...

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2008-03-21 12:00:00

Sunton Chantong, a local fisherman and environmental advocate, gestured toward the Taseh river shore. Two years ago, dolphins swam up from the sea, but as a result of industrial shrimp farming and oil palm cultivation, he said, fewer big fish, crabs and jellyfish can be seen in the area. Shrimp ponds have become the most recognizable symbol of coastal degradation in Trang, a southwestern Thai province bordering the Andaman Sea. Shrimp thrive in brackish waters that are also home to...

2006-08-22 05:15:00

By Clarence Fernandez KUALA LUMPUR -- Environmental regulation of shrimp farming operations across Asia takes a major step forward next month, when the U.N. food agency considers adoption of a set of tougher industry guidelines published on Tuesday. The key victims of Asia's shrimp farms are its mangrove forests, the stilt-like luxuriant root systems of which form a natural protective barrier against destructive waves, prompting many countries to plant them after the 2004 tsunami....

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2005-06-05 09:45:00

The dramatic and, in some cases, damaging environmental changes sweeping planet Earth are brought into sharp focus in a new atlas launched to mark World Environment Day (WED). Produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), One Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment compares and contrasts spectacular satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, some of which have never been seen before. Astrobiology Magazine -- The dramatic and, in some cases,...


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2009-03-28 17:01:34

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea where it inhabited. The crustacean was called formerly Callianassa tyrrhena, but current common terminology for the species is Ghost Shrimp or Mud Shrimp. Fishermen in the Mediterranean have used it as bait for at least 200 years...

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2009-03-28 16:40:43

The Banded Coral Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus is a decapod crustacean, resembling shrimp. It is classified in the infraorder Stenopodidea. More familiar names for this species include Banded Boxer Shrimp, Banded Prawn, Coral Banded Shrimp and Barber-pole Shrimp. This crustacean looks like a shrimp and even shares the common name shrimp, however, it is not truly shrimp. The shrimp-like crustacean is less than an inch long with red bands wrapping his body, and long, white antennae upon his...

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2009-03-28 16:37:53

The Cold-water Shrimp, Pandalus borealis (sometimes called Pandalus eous) is a species of shrimp native in cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are numerous English names including Deep-water Shrimp, Cold-water Shrimp, Northern Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Northern Red Shrimp and Greenland Prawn (UK). Although the word shrimp is commonly replaced by the word prawn, this is an incorrect exchange in word. In the Atlantic Ocean, it is distributed from New England, Canada's eastern...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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