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2013-09-30 23:32:50

Following the escape of over 20,000 mature farmed Atlantic salmon, the sustainability of the salmon farming industry needs to be questioned, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Corner Brook, Newfoundland (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. The...

Winter Flounder In Long Island's Bays Are Inbred
2013-07-24 09:27:41

The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management Research conducted in six bays of Long Island, NY, and led by scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (SBU) showed that local populations of winter flounder are...

2013-05-16 23:32:19

New study says better fisheries policies are needed to secure the sustainability of world fish stocks and vital nutrition for millions in the developing world. Penang, Malaysia (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector. Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute...

2013-05-16 10:52:53

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists. In a Nature study published this week, UBC researchers used temperature preferences of fish and other marine species as a sort of "thermometer" to assess effects of climate change on the world's oceans between 1970 and 2006. They found that global fisheries catches were increasingly dominated by warm-water...

2013-05-15 23:24:25

New ASMI website offers easy access to recipes, nutrition and sustainability info. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The summer harvest season for wild Alaska salmon officially opens tomorrow, May 16, with a projected harvest of 179 million fish. Should the harvest reach this prediction, 2013 will mark the eighth largest Alaska salmon season on record and a 40% increase from last year´s catch of 127.1 million fish. The season kicks off with the arrival of king and sockeye in the...

2013-03-22 23:03:52

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of the Pacific halibut and over 65% of the black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Alaska´s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens tomorrow, March 23, 2013. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at over 23 million pounds and 35 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to over 95% of the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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