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2011-05-24 18:54:45

A team of researchers from Galicia in Spain have used forensic mitochondrial DNA species identification techniques to distinguish between sardines and horse mackerel. This method makes it possible to genetically differentiate between the fish, even if they are canned or processed, which makes it easier to monitor the degree to which fisheries resources are being exploited. DNA from the mitochondria "“ cell organelles "“ is ideal for distinguishing between species. One of its...

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2010-02-04 14:24:40

Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology have found that the hydrodynamic environment of fish can shape their physical form and swimming style. The research, available on the Journal of Experimental Biology Web site, was sponsored by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics. Catch a glimpse of a fish's body shape, and you can often guess how speedy it is. Tuna and mackerel look as if they should outpace frilly reef fish and...

2008-08-21 12:01:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tom Rudolph, +1-508-776-8056, or Lara Slifka, +1-508- 945-2432, both of Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association CHATHAM, Mass., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Energy and Environmental Bond Bill (H5054) has been signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick and includes a provision to create a groundbreaking monitoring program for landings in the herring and mackerel fisheries. The provision, sponsored by State Representative Sarah Peake, and...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters trying their luck in deeper sloughs along the northern beaches should catch a mixture of small bottom fish this week if the weather is good. Quite a few small spot, small croaker, mixed-sized sea mullet, sand perch and possibly a pompano or two should be easily landed on bloodworms or fresh shrimp. Fishing should be the best on the rising and high tide.If the weather is hot, seas are calm...


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2007-03-12 22:23:50

The Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, is a species of fish in the family Carangidae. It is common in the north-eastern Pacific, from south-east Alaska to southern Baja. It is a pelagic fish, often found in large schools. Young frequently school near kelp and under piers. It grows up to 32 in (81 cm) long. It has a spinous dorsal fin slightly higher than its soft dorsal fin. Its pectoral fin ends before the front of the anal fin. It has scutes are located along the lateral line...

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