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2013-06-10 23:02:43

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is disappointed that the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) has been unable to stop factory sales of wild Atlantic salmon in Greenland and has also failed to put a limit on Greenland´s subsistence fishery through negotiations held last week in Ireland. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is extremely disappointed that the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) has been...

2013-05-31 23:17:24

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has released its annual report on the status of wild Atlantic salmon populations globally, and will present their findings at the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO), in Ireland next week. Of great concern to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is a recent and significant decline in North America´s salmon populations, which may be linked to increases in Greenland´s salmon...

2012-05-31 23:03:08

Al meeting being held in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 3 to 8, has the ability to make or break the beginnings of wild Atlantic salmon restoration in North America. St. Andrews, NB Canada (PRWEB) May 31, 2012 The outcomes of the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 3 to 8, have the ability to make or break the beginnings of wild Atlantic salmon restoration in North America. “Up for...

2010-05-19 08:33:57

Marine Board-ESF presents position paper at EU Maritime Day 2010 Food from fisheries, trade and transport through shipping, income from tourism and recreation "“ we rely on our seas. Managing this rich resource is a challenge that calls for reframing humans as integral parts of marine ecosystems, say scientists from three of Europe's leading marine organizations in a new report launching on 19 May ahead of EU Maritime Day 2010. The Marine Board-European Science Foundation, the...

2009-11-18 14:29:34

Species of common skate driven into 'irreversible decline' A species of common skate is to become the first marine fish species to be driven to extinction by commercial fishing, due to an error of species classification 80 years ago, reveals research published today in the journal Aquatic Conservation. The European common skate, Dipturus batis, has been on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Species since 2006, with France currently being responsible for 60.2% of reported...

2006-06-06 09:13:45

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's trawlermen should cut back drastically next year on trawling for herring in the North Sea as juvenile herring are not maturing properly, a respected group of international scientists warned on Tuesday. Serious reductions were needed in next year's catch due to worrying falls in the area's herring stock, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) said, adding that the EU's quota should be slashed by nearly 50 percent for 2007....


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'