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2014-07-28 23:01:10

A University of New England (UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish commercial fishery. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 A University of New England(UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish...

Goosefish Prey On Small Puffins Over Deep Water Of Northwest Atlantic
2013-04-11 13:51:48

Northeast Fisheries Science Center: NOAA A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on dovekies, a small Arctic seabird and the smallest member of the puffin family. To understand how this deep-water fish finds a shallow-feeding bird in offshore waters, researchers looked at when, where, and how these animals were most likely to be in the same place at the same time. Remains of fourteen dovekie were recovered from the stomachs of 14 goosefish...

DNA Testing For Seafood
2011-11-28 11:22:56

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) recently officially approved DNA barcoding for seafood in hopes of preventing the growing issue of the mislabeling, both locally produced and imported, into the United States, Rod McGuirk of the Associated Press (AP) reports. Regulators from other countries are also considering adopting DNA barcoding as a cost-effective and highly reliable tool for identifying organic matter. The barcoding of DNA is essentially a standardized fingerprint that can...

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2008-05-21 12:10:33

Fishery biologist Sandy Sutherland looks through the lens of the microscope at tiny sections of fish earbones, known as otoliths, each showing annual bands of growth. She carefully counts the bands to determine the age of the fish, then moves on to the next sample.  Known as an age reader, Sutherland is one of a small team at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) whose aging work is critical to stock assessments needed to manage the nation's fishery resources in the Northwest...

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2007-11-16 15:00:00

By VERENA DOBNIK POINT LOOKOUT, N.Y. - The journey starts at the dock here, on Long Island, about an hour's drive east of Manhattan. And it all comes back to Point Lookout, too. The worn wooden dock is home to a fleet of three commercial trawlers, plus dozens of scallop and hook-and-line boats that go out into the cold Atlantic Ocean and return with the fruits of the wild, salty waters. The catch goes to seafood dealers near and far - or, delicately garnished, to the tables of swank New...

2005-10-04 18:29:20

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Spanish fishermen are devastating stocks of deep-water sharks in the northeast Atlantic, using wasteful and unregulated methods that leave more than half of their catch to rot, according to an investigation by Irish, Norwegian and British marine experts. In two reports produced this year they found that the trawlers frequently leave nets unattended for weeks, even months, in hopes of maximizing profits. They estimate that the practice may have wiped out four-fifths of two...


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Angler, Lophius piscatorius
2012-04-02 16:12:16

The Angler, (Lophius piscatorius), also known as the Fishing-frog, Frog-fish, or Sea-devil, is a species of monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This species comprises a significant commercial fishery in parts of its range. The Angler has a very large, broad head that is flat and depressed. The rest of the body appears to be a mere appendage. The wide...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.