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Sustainable Fishing Practices Reap Local Rewards
2013-03-28 16:28:27

Cell Press Communities that act locally to limit their fish catches will reap the rewards of their action, as will their neighbors. That's the conclusion of a study reported on March 28 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology of the highly sought-after fish known as squaretail coral grouper living in five community-owned reef systems in Papua New Guinea. "We found that many larvae that were produced by the managed adults return to that same fish population, which means that the same...

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2012-08-20 18:46:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hawaiian researchers can now add fish to the phrase “the best laid-plans of mice and men, often go awry," as John Steinbeck once translated from a famous Robert Burns´ poem. An avid fisherman himself, Steinbeck would no doubt appreciate the problems caused by three invasive species of fish introduced to the Pacific archipelago 55 years ago. In an attempt to better understand how an invasive species comes to dominate a...

One Quarter Of Grouper Species Being Fished To Extinction
2012-05-09 13:03:08

An international team of scientists has made a global assessment of threats and extinction risks in the multi-billion dollar grouper industry Groupers, a family of fishes often found in coral reefs and prized for their quality of flesh, are facing critical threats to their survival. As part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission, a team of scientists has spent the past ten years assessing the status of 163 grouper species worldwide. They...

2012-04-23 23:03:37

Unicon now provides services and support for Grouper, a project of the Internet2 Middleware Initiative Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting services provider specializing in open source for the education market, today announced at the Spring Internet2® Member Meeting new services and support for Grouper TM, an open source project of the Internet2 Middleware Initiative. Unicon provides services to incorporate Grouper as a strategy for the IAM...

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2010-01-20 10:50:48

To the casual observer in the Gulf of Mexico, the seemingly sluggish red grouper is more of a couch potato than a busy beaver. But a new study led by researchers at The Florida State University reveals the fish to be both architect and ecosystem engineer. Most abundant along Florida's west coast but also found on watery ledges and in crevices and caverns from North Carolina to Brazil, the red grouper excavates and maintains complex, three-dimensional structures that provide critical habitats...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By JIM SUTTON The coming week will be one of big meetings, big issues and potentially big trouble for anglers from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will discuss some important issues when it meets Wednesday through Friday in Jacksonville. And the South Atlantic Fisheries Council will meet Monday through Friday in Charleston, S.C. In the case of the FWC, even though the gathering is here, it's still 24 hours of meetings....

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By JIM SUTTON Reasonably intelligent people have been trying to follow the saga of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's quest to protect offshore bottom-fish species for quite a while - with little or no luck. It's like a regulatory chameleon, changing colors against backdrops of "new" scientific data. But it's always looking to swallow the recreational bottom-fishing fly as it crawls forward. The SAFMC met in Orlando in June to OK sweeping changes to their rules. The whole...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Richard Stewart, Houston Chronicle Jun. 27--Gordon, a 327-pound Queensland grouper who was the undisputed star of the aquarium at Lake Jackson's Sea Center Texas since the facility opened in 1996, has died from complications following an eye injury. The refrigerator-size fish was so popular with children visiting the center that his birthday was celebrated every May. He was 23 -- considered quite elderly for fish of his species held in captivity. "There were tears," said Jennifer...

2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 22--David Scarborough and friends were swimming with the fishes early in the week. And having a rousing good time. Scarborough, a Gulfport firefighter, was spear fishing Monday with James Caldwell, Alan Agent and John Self. Two of their sons were also involved in the deepwater fishing trip. And they had quite a haul in amberjack, snapper and grouper in deep water below the rigs off the 225 Block, the 265 Block and the 165 Block....

2006-08-24 14:07:04

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A popular Queensland grouper named Bubba who became a hero to young cancer victims for surviving a bout with the disease, has died, the fish's keepers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium said on Thursday. The 154-pound brown-and-white mottled fish, dubbed the "super grouper," began life as a female but changed into a male, surviving for three years after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for a tumor that grew above his eyes. He arrived at the aquarium in 1987...


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Black Sea Bass, Centropristis striata
2012-09-03 08:39:55

The black sea bass or the Centropristis striata is a saltwater grouper fish found more commonly in the northern ranges than in the southern ranges. It can be found near the coasts of Maine down to Northeast Florida and around to the Gulf of Mexico. The fish spread from the bays and sounds to offshore in deep waters. The black sea bass has been found in waters as deep as 425 feet. They group and hover around rocks, wrecks, jetties and pilings on the sea floor. The three largest groups or...

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2009-01-17 18:01:40

The Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara) or Itajara, is a species of saltwater fish of the grouper family. The Goliath Grouper is found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths of up to 165 feet. Its range includes the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean, and practically all of the Brazilian coast. In Brazil it is known as mero. Although not common, it can be caught off the New England coast in Maine and Massachusetts. In the...

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2008-07-14 18:57:20

The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as the Estuary Cod, Greasy Cod, Spotted River Cod or Estuary Rock Cod, is an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is found in the Red Sea, south to South Africa, as far as Southeast Australia and south Japan. It is found as deep as 200 feet, in lagoons, mangrove swamps, reefs and sand bottoms. The Malabar Grouper is one of the largest and most common cod found in tropical estuaries and on coastal reefs....

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2008-07-14 18:55:56

The Greasy Grouper (Epinephelus tauvina), also known as the Arabian Grouper, is widely distributed from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Japan, and in the waters around Australia. It is found in clear water areas associated with coral reefs from coast to 1000 feet deep, where it feeds on smaller fish. The Greasy grouper grows up to 30 inches in length. Its head and body are pale greenish gray or brown with round spots, varying from orange-red to dark brown. A group of black...

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2008-07-14 18:54:42

The Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), is also known as the brindle bass , brown spotted cod, bumblebee grouper and as the Queensland groper in Australia. It is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia. It is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. The giant grouper has a large mouth and a rounded tail. Juveniles have irregular black and yellow markings, while adults are green-grey to...

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