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Habitat Protection Removed For Most Fish Species In Canada Due To Changes In Fisheries Legislation
2013-11-07 09:16:06

University of Calgary University of Calgary and Dalhousie University fisheries biologists say federal Fisheries Act revisions were unscientific Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in a new study. The changes were "politically motivated," unsupported by scientific advice – contrary to government policy...

2013-11-05 12:24:52

Ranked in the Top 10 for Trout Fishing by Forbes Magazine, this Outdoor Mountain Haven for is Home to a Diverse Trout Fishery, Without the Crowds or Need for Advance Permits - and - It's Good for You! REDDING, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a quaint northeast corner of northern California lies one of America's most spectacular and remote locations for outdoor adventure - Shasta Cascade. This area offers visitors every outdoor adventure from snow shoeing to paddle boarding,...

2013-11-04 12:31:44

Peapod Introduces Verlasso® Salmon, First & Only Ocean-Raised, Farmed Salmon Ranked as "Good Alternative" by Monterey Bay Aquarium® Seafood Watch® Program CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the nation's leading online grocer, has had a long-standing commitment to advancing sustainable grocery options for shoppers. This fall, alone, Peapod has introduced Farmedhere products (organic, aquaponic herbs and leafy greens) and celebrated its ongoing relationship with Shedd...

2013-11-04 10:27:57

Female guppies in Trinidad seek rare males as mates When it comes to choosing a mate, female guppies don't care about who is fairest. All that matters is who is rarest. Florida State University Professor Kimberly A. Hughes in the Department of Biological Science has a new study just published in the journal Nature that is the first to demonstrate a female preference for rare males using an experiment in a wild population, rather than a laboratory setting. This study of genetic...

2013-10-31 23:37:07

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Junior Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Teen credits University School for Propelling His Interest in Science and Research. Hunting Valley, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Who would have thought that a tiny fish could play such a big role in medical research? University School senior Andrew “Drew” Megerian certainly knows. Using the minnow-sized zebrafish in his research, Drew is working with Dr. Brian...

Researchers Tease Out Cues That Impact Schooling Fish Behavior
2013-10-31 11:12:23

NYU-Poly Recent studies from two research teams at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) demonstrate how underwater robots can be used to understand and influence the complex swimming behaviors of schooling fish. The teams, led by Maurizio Porfiri, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU-Poly, published two separate papers in the journal PLOS ONE. These studies are the latest in a significant body of research by Porfiri and collaborators...

2013-10-30 23:19:08

Atlantic Salmon Federation says farmed escapees threaten Maine’s endangered salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Biologists with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are concerned that the large number of farmed salmon showing up at a fish trap on the Magaguadavic River in New Brunswick is indicative of a large escape of farmed salmon. Escapes from sea cages in the Bay of Fundy that have gone unreported by the aquaculture industry are very likely entering...

2013-10-25 23:02:12

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is receiving from NOAA more than half a million dollars to support Atlantic salmon restoration in Maine. Brunswick, ME (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to receive $174,000 for the conservation organization’s Maine Headwaters Project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Center. The funds are being used to build two fishways on tributary streams as well as replacing two impassable...

In Order For Fish And Rice To Thrive In Yolo Bypass, Just Add Water
2013-10-24 13:30:31

University of California - Davis From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new report detailing the scientific findings of an experiment that planted fish in harvested rice fields earlier this year, resulting in the fattest, fastest-growing salmon on record in the state's rivers. The report, provided to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,...

2013-10-17 12:31:22

Welcomes GSA & Sodexo policy changes to recognize Alaska salmon sustainability and reiterates no change on industry's MSC withdrawal despite recent recertification of nearly all Alaska fisheries ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Alaska Salmon Now", a grassroots organization of fishermen, consumers, and other representatives of the Alaska seafood industry, welcomes the recent decisions by the US federal agency General Services Administration (GSA) and...


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Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

Bonefish, Albula vulpes
2013-10-24 12:23:55

The Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family Albulidae, the only family in the order Albuliformes. They are sometimes mistaken for ladyfishes, which look similar. Linnaeus initially described the bonefish in 1758. The scientific name can be translated to “white fox”. This Bonefish weighs up to 19 pounds and measures up to 35 inches long. The coloration is silvery with dusky colored fins. The bases of the pectoral fins are a yellow color. As it is an...

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
2013-10-22 10:58:24

The Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) is a member of the Sebastidae rockfish family. Other names regarding this species include the Salmon Grouper, Grouper, Tom Cod referring to juveniles, and Slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”. These fish can be found from Stepovak Bay, Alaska to central Baja California, but is mostly abundant from Oregon to the northern part of Baja California. They have been seen from a variety of depths from...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

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