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2011-07-27 09:21:00

HOUSTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME) today announced that it expects to release financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, after the market closes. Senior management will hold a conference call to review the Company's financial results for this period and provide an update on Company developments at 7:30 a.m., Central Daylight Time, on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Any caller may dial 877-407-0789 (domestic...

2011-06-16 16:00:00

HOUSTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient company that is also the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it has been selected to join the Russell 3000 Index® when the Russell Investment Group reconstitutes its family of U.S. indexes on June 24, 2011. Russell recently posted a list of preliminary additions to its indexes on www.russell.com. Russell...

2011-06-06 09:28:00

ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquaculture is the fastest growing form of food production in the world, accounting for 50% of all seafood consumed globally. Faced with gravely endangered wild fish stocks, aquaculture is increasingly bridging the gap between declining supply and growing global demand for healthful seafood. Although aquaculture has become more eco-friendly due to advances in fish biology and operational technology in recent years, environmental concerns remain...

2011-05-19 11:34:00

HOUSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME) today reported that late in the evening on May 18, 2011, an Omega Protein vessel, the F/V SANDY POINT, was involved in a collision with a commercial cargo vessel, the EURUS LONDON, in Mississippi waters approximately eight miles south of Gulfport, Mississippi near Ship Island. As a result of the collision, the F/V SANDY POINT took on water and sank. At the time of the collision, 16 crew members were aboard Omega...

Latest Menhaden Reference Libraries

2009-01-20 20:20:20

The Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a species of marine fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family. Its range encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico shore waters, with the exception of the extreme eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba. The center of population is located in the northwest Gulf, near Louisiana and Texas where they are very numerous. In the southern Gulf, their range overlaps with the Finescale Menhaden (Brevoortia gunteri). In the eastern Gulf its range...

2009-01-13 18:56:35

The Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda) is a species of mackerel-like fish found commonly in the Atlantic Ocean where it is an important commercial and game fish. This fish travels in large schools and is common offshore in the vicinity of New York where it is locally known as "˜skipjack' because of its habit of jumping from the water. However, the name "˜skipjack' normally refers to the Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). Atlantic Bonito grow up to 30 inches in length and weigh 10 to 12...

2007-04-03 00:27:56

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...

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