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2009-04-23 11:55:00

U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged to expand scope of testing WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing widespread evidence of unapproved drug use on salmon farms, the Pew Environment Group today pressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand testing on farmed salmon imports from Canada, Norway, Scotland and Ireland. In a letter delivered to the acting commissioner of the FDA, Pew warned of the potential environmental threats related to the discharge of...

2009-04-22 07:41:00

-Regal Springs saves the environment through revolutionary 'Fish for Trees' program- BRADENTON, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 percent of the fish consumed in the U.S. is produced in fish farms, and yet most Americans are oblivious to the wide gap in social and environmental principles practiced by the world's aquafarmers. Regal Springs Tilapia, the world's largest aquafarmer, has been making a difference in painfully poor Honduras, Indonesia and now Mexico by giving villagers...

2009-02-05 08:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group recently acquired documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealing that three Chilean salmon farming companies, including the two largest producers of farmed salmon, used a number of drugs not approved by the U.S. government. These chemicals include the antibiotics flumequine and oxolinic acid and the pesticide emamectin benzoate. The documents further show that the farmed salmon containing residues...

2009-01-28 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrea Kavanagh, manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's vote on open ocean aquaculture. "Rushing to allow open ocean aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is an accident waiting to happen. If the council is going to create a series of fish farms in federal waters, a national system with uniform guidelines...

2009-01-23 10:28:53

A winter chill has threatened several crops in Florida including citrus fruits, strawberries and tomatoes, a state agricultural official said. Many crops damaged by freezing temperatures that reached South Florida Wednesday are nearing harvest, prompting Gov. Charlie Crist to order a moratorium on produce truck weight limits to allow producers to rush crops to processing plants, USA Today reported Friday. This is peak harvest season for many Florida crops, so damage at this time could have...

2009-01-07 22:56:35

Israeli scientists say the idea that a fish has a memory span of only 3 seconds is a myth. Researchers at Israeli Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa said fish trained to remember a certain sound at feeding time reacted to the same sound after five months in the wild, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. The researchers said the findings could help promote more natural fish farming techniques, allowing fish farmers to release trained fish into the wild to mature and then bring them...

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2008-10-29 14:31:16

Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed "” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans. Anchovies, sardines, menhaden and other small- to medium-sized fish often thought of as bait are being used to feed pigs, chickens and farm-raised fish, researchers wrote in a study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The study said...

2008-10-07 09:00:28

There's a new fish swimming to the top of the list for fish lovers -- barramundi. No, not barracuda. Barramundi. Baa-ra-moon-di. Get used to pronouncing it, because it's quickly becoming America's new favorite white fish. Popularized in the U.S. by Massachusetts-based sustainable aquaculture pioneer, Australis Aquaculture, this sweet and mild fish is a cook's dream and is now widely available in supermarkets and restaurants across the country. Barramundi has a delicate flavor and...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Thomas A Isles To the Editor: Your Sept. 5 article regarding Suffolk County's proposed shellfish aquaculture program in Peconic and Gardiners Bay, entitled "Shell Game: Baymen Battle over Proposed Program," was way off base in the characterization of the proposed program. In particular, I would like to address two points: the scale of the program and the agricultural nature of the operation. The first paragraph of the article states the program will create, "thousands of private...

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2008-09-11 12:57:28

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new guidelines for shipping live fish across state lines in light of a virus that is deadly for fish. Fish wholesalers have already responded saying that the new regulations will deal a large financial blow to the industry. The virus, called viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, doesn't affect humans, but it is deadly for fish. It has already accounted for several fish deaths in all of the Great Lakes...


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2007-04-03 00:22:49

The Walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, also known as the Magur or Pla Duk Dam, is a species of air breathing catfish with the ability to "walk" out of the water and across land. Its "walk" is more like a sort of wriggling motion with snakelike movements, as well as using its pectoral fins as "legs". This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers (Mekong and Chao Phraya basins), flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up....

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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