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2014-06-02 12:24:12

First Open Ocean-Farmed Fish to Receive Monterey Bay Aquarium's Highest Ranking. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australis Aquaculture, the world's largest producer of barramundi today announced that Australis' Vietnam farm received a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program "Best Choice" "green" rating for sustainability. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93251 Seafood Watch experts conferred their "Best Choice" rating on Australis'...

Hoosier cavefish
2014-06-01 02:35:21

Pensoft Publishers A new eyeless cavefish is described from Indiana and named after the Indiana Hoosiers. It is the first new cavefish species described from the U.S. in 40 years. Notably, it has an anus right behind its head, and the females brood their young in their gill chamber. The new species was described in the open access journal ZooKeys. The new species, Amblyopsis hoosieri, is the closest relative of a species (A. spelaea) from the longest cave system in the world, Mammoth...

2014-05-29 14:39:37

PLOS Study ties lunar cycles, fish behavior to angler success The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait, according to results published May 28, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mark Vinson from U.S. Geological Survey and Ted Angradi from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previous studies have suggested a relationship between the moon and fish behavior. To investigate this further, scientists analyzed angler catch...

2014-05-29 10:40:27

University College London London's international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity. The research, led by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan, provides new insight into the medieval fish trade and the globalisation of London's food supply. Archaeologists analysed data from nearly 3,000 cod bones found in 95 different excavations in and around London. They identified a sudden...

Rapid Spread Of Hybridization Between Native And Invasive Species Of Trout Is Linked To Climate Change
2014-05-27 03:27:51

USGS Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate. In the study, stream temperature warming over the past several decades and decreases in spring flow over the same time period contributed to the spread of hybridization between native westslope cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow trout – the world’s most widely introduced invasive fish species...

2014-05-27 08:25:36

Leading location focused online video advertising technology company recognized as one of the most promising private companies in North America. TOMS RIVER, N.J., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yashi, the leader in location focused online video advertising, announced today that it has been named a winner of the Red Herring 2014 Top 100 Award for North America, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology businesses based in North America. "Our proprietary...

2014-05-26 23:00:32

Following a recent international workshop on closed containment, Bill Taylor, President of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, comments on the benefits of using land based, closed-containment technology to grow Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Why is a conservation organization involved in farming Atlantic salmon? It’s all part of the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s (ASF) mission to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and the health of their environment by separating them...

2014-05-23 23:03:31

The aquafeed market is dominated by the U.S., which captured a maximum market share of around 63% in 2013, in terms of value. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/aquafeed-reports-7271601962.html (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The aquafeed industry in North America is expected to grow in all countries of this region, and has especially been witnessing major growth in the U.S. Producers are investing in research and development to develop effective and nutritious feed at cheaper costs....

2014-05-23 23:01:32

The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Today, a team of more than 15 South Carolina Aquarium staff moved three large male nurse sharks into the Aquarium’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. Two of the sharks are 7-feet long and weigh approximately 200 pounds; the third shark is nine-feet long and weighs approximately 250 pounds. They join 750 animals in the Great Ocean Tank, bringing the total number of...

2014-05-22 23:01:14

Jim Lawley was presented the Happy Fraser Award at the Board of Directors meetings held at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) presented James Lawley with the organization’s highest honor at the Board of Directors meetings in St. Andrews, N.B. today. The award has been presented annually since 1975 in memory of T.B. “Happy” Fraser to an individual who has made outstanding, long-term...


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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