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Latest International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Stories

2014-08-04 08:55:56

UMass Amherst A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna movements in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean led by Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found among other things that these fish cover a wide geographical range with pronounced north-south movements from Georges Bank to the Brazilian shelf, and they favor a high-use area off Cape Hatteras southwest of Bermuda for foraging. This NOAA-funded research, which used...

Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan
2012-01-07 06:25:14

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011. Market official Yutaka Hawegawa said the 539-pound tuna set a record for price by weight.  The total price translates to $1,238 per pound. The tuna was caught off Oma, just north of the area that suffered from the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, an owner of a sushi restaurant chain.  Kimura told reporters the bid was an effort to "liven up...

2011-12-12 11:20:44

Overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea is felt in North American waters A new model built around biological data from electronic tags, ear bone microchemistry and fisheries catch data for Atlantic bluefin tuna indicates fishing on one side of the Atlantic influences the other side. Bluefin populations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have declined precipitously since 1950, according to the study published today in the peer-reviewed online journal PLoS ONE. The model estimates the number...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

2011-08-15 22:25:02

Seven species are threatened and in need of further protection A global study by an international team including professor John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has found that several species of tunas and billfishes are threatened and in need of further protection. The team's analysis"”published in a recent issue of Science magazine's Policy Forum"”is the first study of global tuna and billfish populations using the methods of the International Union for...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.