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2015-04-24 23:00:56

The Economic Action Plan 2015 includes a proposed plan to extend the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program by providing $10 million per year for three years, starting in 2016-17.

red lionfish
2015-04-24 14:23:54

An invasive predatory fish that has been rapidly expanding its presence in the Caribbean Basin and the Western Atlantic originated from multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to research published in a recent edition of the journal Marine Biology.

pocket shark
2015-04-24 12:33:45

Cue the theme music from Jaws. There’s a very strange species of shark swimming off the Louisiana coast. There’s no need for any Amity style hysteria and beach closures on account of this shark though.

2015-04-17 23:01:19

Life has come full circle for Nathan Wilbur and Jason Daniels who both grew up alongside salmon rivers in New Brunswick, Canada. St.

coelacanth
2015-04-17 14:55:44

No, we're not talking about Sasquatch or Moth Man or the Yeti: This is the study of real "hidden animals".

2015-04-14 16:26:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anglers from across the state are gearing up to fish their favorite spots at 8 a.m.

fish and chips
2015-04-14 17:06:36

The British still love their fish and chips, and for most it has to be cod or haddock. But warming seas might mean the cod-hungry Brits might have to widen their culinary horizons. In future, they may have to accept that a trip to the local "Chippie" will see them choosing from the less popular species. Who’s for John Dory, sardines, red mullet, maybe gurnard, cuttlefish, squid or even anchovies?

chinese giant salamander
2015-04-09 09:59:10

The world’s largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus), is capable of feeding not only on prey located directly in from of it, but also on creatures which approach from the side, thanks to a newly-discovered quick-strike technique.

2015-04-07 08:28:09

NEW YORK, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares.

freaky food chains
2015-04-06 13:29:17

The term “food chain” suggests a nice, orderly process in which bigger animals eat smaller animals, stronger creatures eat weaker ones, and humans eat whatever the hell they want. Okay, that last part isn’t really orderly, but we know full well that our species never respects the rules. Turns out some other species don’t either. Sometimes, food chains get freaky.


Latest fish Reference Libraries

Triggerfish, Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some species are edible, like the grey triggerfish others are not recommended for human consumption, including...

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

European Seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax
2014-08-06 11:52:06

The European Seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a primarily ocean-going fish that occasionally enters brackish and fresh waters. It can also be known as the sea dace. As it is highly regarded as a table fish, it is often marketed as Mediterranean Seabass, bronzini or branzini. There has been some ferocious debate in Britain within the recent years as to the origin of the word “seabass”. The traditional word was “bass” but that has changed with the recent popularity of cooking...

Frogfish, Antennariidae
2014-08-06 11:08:26

Antennariidae is a family that holds forty-eight species of frogfish, which are actually a type of anglerfish that reside in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean. Most frogfish species can be found along the ocean floor near coral or rock reefs, although the Brackishwater Frogfish can be found in both salt and fresh water and the Sargassumfish can travel as far as Norway on the drifting sargassum on which it resides. Some of the...

Ray-finned Fish, Anostomidae
2014-08-06 10:45:25

Anostomidae is a family that holds over 140 species of ray-finned fish that reside in freshwater habitats from northern South America to Central Argentina. The scientific name of this family means mouth on top and it is thought to be most closely related to the toothless characins, the Chilodontidae headstanders, and the flannel-mouthed characins. Although this family is currently monotypic, some experts suggest that there is enough evidence to classify some of the genera within it, including...

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