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Wimpy Fish Call Into Question Conservation Value Of Hatcheries
2014-03-11 09:23:13

Washington State University Washington State University researchers have documented dramatic differences in the swimming ability of domesticated trout and their wilder relatives. The study calls into question the ability of hatcheries to mitigate more than a century of disturbances to wild fish populations. Kristy Bellinger, who did the study for her work on a Ph.D. in zoology, said traditional hatcheries commonly breed for large fish at the cost of the speed they need to escape...

2014-03-09 23:02:37

Portland Aquarium will be closed for remodeling from March 10-14. On March 15, a fun 7-7-7-7 Grand Reopening Special will begin and last for seven days. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Borrowing from the Hebrew symbol meaning “complete”, Portland Aquarium is poised to celebrate its next phase of remodels with a special 7-7-7-7 for guests. For the first time since opening, Portland Aquarium will be closed from March 10th-14th. On March 15, they will reopen and roll out several...

2014-03-07 20:22:13

Texan Redington Leads Co-Anglers SENECA, S.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional angler Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to extend his lead at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats. Ashley's two-day cumulative weight of 37-4 gives him a 2 pound, 12 ounce lead over second-place pro John Cox of Debary, Fla., who has a two-day weight of 10 bass worth 34-8 as the tournament heads...

2014-03-06 23:25:12

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of Pacific halibut and over 70% of black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 16.8 million pounds and 33.6 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to...

2014-03-06 16:25:55

GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of nature's most misunderstood species and state-of-the-art technology collide in Shark Mission, a new interactive zone that launches at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine on Friday, March 7. In Shark Mission, visitors can immerse themselves in the life of a shark, play interactive games, experience spectacular visuals and learn fascinating facts about these majestic predators of the deep. The hands-on exhibit, in conjunction with the...

Adipose Fins Evolve Repeatedly In Teleost Fishes
2014-03-05 10:33:13

University of Chicago Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse into how new tissue types and structural...

2014-03-03 23:24:38

EPA to Use Clean Water Act to Protect Bristol Bay Bristol Bay, Alaska (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Friday decision to put the Clean Water Act into action to begin the process to protect Bristol Bay’s world class salmon fishery from the threat of a giant gold and copper mine in the fishery’s headwaters. “EPA’s decision represents government acting as they should,...

Shark's Eye View Of The Ocean
2014-03-01 05:42:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo are gaining novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives — all courtesy of instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks. The sharks were outfitted with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, how they are getting there, and what they do once they reach...

2014-02-28 23:20:47

The numbers are concerning for grilse, adult salmon that spend only one winter at sea before returning to spawn. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Quebec has just released the latest numbers from the 2013 season for returns of wild Atlantic salmon of interest to anglers from both the United States and Canada who fly fish for salmon in famous Quebec rivers like the Grand Cascapedia, Matapedia, and Bonaventure. While the numbers look promising for large salmon, they aren’t as...

Where Did All The Codfish Go?
2014-02-27 13:44:10

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada. One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean, no larger than a grain of rice. Recent changes in local copepod populations have co-occurred with declines in fisheries elsewhere, such as the collapse of the cod...


Latest fish Reference Libraries

Common lionfish, Pterois miles
2014-06-13 13:45:25

The common lionfish (Pterois miles) or devil firefish is a species of fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region and a close relative to red lionfish (Pterois volitans), which it is often confused with. Its distribution includes the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea to South Africa and to Indonesia and recently, in the South Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus. Off the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean Sea, the common lionfish is considered an invasive species. Its...

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...

Clown featherback, Chitala ornata
2014-06-10 15:33:30

The clown featherback (Chitala ornata) is a species of tropical fish native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Its distribution is in the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong river basins. It has also been introduced to Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The clown featherback is often confused with the clown knifefish (Chitala chitala). The featherback grows to 39 inches in length, about ten inches longer than the knifefish and is more frequently found in aquariums. Another...

Clown knifefish, Chitala chitala
2014-06-10 14:52:03

The clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) is a fish species that inhabits the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi river basins, ranging from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is also sometimes known as the Indian featherback. The Chitala genus was once thought to contain several separate species, but now are known to be a separate species. The maximum length of the clown knifefish is 48 inches long, but normally the average length is 30 inches. It has a silver colored body and...

European flounder, Platichthys flesus
2014-06-10 12:47:18

The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a species of fish inhabiting the White, Mediterranean and Black Seas.  It is native to the north eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has been introduced to the United States and Canada possibly by ballast water (water stored in the hull of a ship for stability). It has also been introduced to Iran. It is normally found at low depths to 330 feet. This species prefers sandy, shingle or muddy bottoms to camouflage itself from...

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