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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...

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2008-11-27 10:25:00

Fishery experts have known for years that shrimp trawling operations in the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of Red Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular marine fish on the seafood menu. While it's clear that thousands of young snapper are killed and wasted after being inadvertently "by-caught" in shrimp nets, new research from Texas Christian and Louisiana State universities finds shrimp trawling also may be raising the level of toxic mercury in...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

MIAMI _ For inexpensive, late-night entertainment, it is hard to beat party boat fishing on the Sea King in Islamorada. You can escape the daytime heat, catch dinner (or maybe even several dinners) and maybe make some new friends. The mangrove snapper are spawning, with prime-time expected from now through mid-August. Tasty, grayish-brown fish with sharp bicuspids weighing up to 10 pounds are showing up on patch reefs and rocky ledges throughout South Florida, primarily in depths of 40 to...

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2007-03-13 22:40:00

Arlington, Virginia "“ A popular game fish mistaken by scientists for a dog snapper is actually a new species discovered among the reefs of the Abrolhos region of the South Atlantic Ocean. The international science journal Zootaxa recently published the discovery of Lutjanus alexandrei, a new snapper species that belongs to the Lutjanidae family, by researchers Rodrigo Moura of Conservation International (CI) and Kenyon Lindeman of Environmental Defense. The study published in Zootaxa...

2005-06-07 07:10:00

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Federal regulators have done too little to save the overfished red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a new lawsuit by environmental groups alleges. "It's a classic case of fiddling while Rome burns," said Aaron Viles, fisheries campaign director for the Gulf Restoration Network, which filed the lawsuit along with the Ocean Conservancy. The federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a federal judge to order the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, to implement stricter...


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