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2010-03-03 17:03:00

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, is disappointed that plaintiffs in California have filed a lawsuit yesterday against eight dietary supplement brands and retailers. The Company's products are in full compliance with all federal laws promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, standards of the European Commission and the labeling requirements of...

2009-10-22 15:30:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it has entered into a new $35 million senior secured credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. The new credit facility consists of a 3-year revolving credit facility of up to $35 million, including a $7.5 million sub-limit for the issuance of standby letters of credit, and is secured...

2009-05-27 10:23:05

A seasonal algae bloom is believed responsible for the recent deaths of more than 3,000 fish in Baltimore's harbor, the Maryland Department of Environment says. Department spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus says the harbor tends to get a large boom of the algae Prorocentrum minimum this time of year and higher water temperatures might have triggered it to die off suddenly, causing a drop in oxygen levels, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. The dead fish, primarily menhaden, were mostly congregated...

2009-05-25 09:51:00

Mismanagement continues to undermine world's largest producer of farmed salmon OSLO, Norway, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition, a diverse group of stakeholders from key farmed salmon production and consumption nations including Canada, Chile, Scotland, Ireland and the United States, urge Marine Harvest to eliminate its destructive environmental impacts by separating farmed fish from wild fish populations and finding new sources for fish feed....

2009-05-07 15:45:00

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net income of $2.1 million ($0.11 a share) for the first quarter of 2009, compared with net income of $1.9 million ($0.11 a share) for the first quarter of 2008. Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 were $30.2 million compared with revenues of $36.1 million for the comparable quarter in 2008. Omega...

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2008-10-29 14:31:16

Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed "” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans. Anchovies, sardines, menhaden and other small- to medium-sized fish often thought of as bait are being used to feed pigs, chickens and farm-raised fish, researchers wrote in a study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The study said...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

Air conditioner fire damages school Edgewater - An air conditioner in a room that houses a computer server malfunctioned and caught fire last night at South River High School in Edgewater, fire department and school officials said. Forty-five firefighters arrived at the school at just after 7 p.m. and had the one-alarm fire under control in 30 minutes, said Capt. Debbie Bowen, a county Fire Department spokesman. They stayed for about three hours to salvage items from the room. The fire...

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Look for pier fishing to be super along the northern beaches of Dare County as fall conditions arrive. Nice-sized spot, some weighing as much as a pound, should be abundant. Action will be particularly good when winds are from the northeast and the water is somewhat muddy. The most productive time to fish for spot is on the incoming and high tide, and bloodworms are the preferred bait. Pier anglers...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should get into high gear this week as inshore water temperatures drop along the Dare coast. Quite a few nice, big spot should be taken from deeper sloughs along the beach. Most of the spot, many of which will weigh more than 1/2 pound, will be caught on small number 4 to 6 hooks baited with bloodworms and fished on the bottom. Sea mullet also should provide bait-fishing surfcasters with...

2008-09-26 18:00:29

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer Yesterday, just one day after a fish kill left the shores along Bear Neck Creek lined with dead menhaden, the county closed the creek due to a sewage spill. Construction crews working near the Mayo Water Reclamation Plant yesterday morning broke pipes attached to the main line coming in and out of the facility, spilling about 50,000 gallons, officials said. The Anne Arundel County Department of Health issued an emergency order closing the creek,...


Latest Menhaden Reference Libraries

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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...

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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...

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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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