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2010-12-01 10:33:00

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Preliminary counts of fall-run Chinook salmon returning to spawn in Central Valley rivers are encouraging, with this year's numbers well ahead of the record lows measured in the past two years. However, recovery of the species--and the valuable commercial and recreational fisheries it supports--will require stronger efforts to reverse damage caused by excessive water diversions, habitat loss and pollution to the river and San Francisco Bay...

2010-11-18 14:46:00

Plan must create sustainable water supply and recover endangered fisheries SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An incomplete working draft of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) released today shows progress to date, but also that much work lies ahead to ensure sustainable state water supplies and recovery of endangered fisheries in the Bay Delta, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100202/EDFLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-10 08:57:00

DARTMOUTH, NS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Several media outlets published articles last week suggesting that Omega-3 fish oil supplements fail to show positive results for Alzheimer's patients. This reporting by media outlets came after the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the study "Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Trial", where researchers reported that "Supplementation with DHA compared with placebo...

2010-10-31 00:12:58

From the desk of Dr. Barry Sears: EPA is the key to fish oil benefits. A leading expert in omega-3 fatty acids, the bestselling author of The Zone and founder of Zone Labs discusses EPA-rich omega-3 supplement with the highest purity, OmegaRx. Marblehead, MA (Vocus) October 30, 2010 Dr. Barry Sears, Founder and Chairman of Zone Labs, announced that the key to fish oil benefits from consumption of fish or from fish oil supplementation are due to the EPA, not the DHA. Dr. Sears said,...

2010-10-22 07:10:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) announced today that it has launched a new high-quality, supercritical CO2 extract of perilla as part of its expanding line of Omega-3 ingredients. Called Omega Joe(TM) ALA, the new ingredient is made from select grade seeds of the Asian Perilla frutescens plant and is extracted using Valensa's proprietary Deep Extract(R) extraction process. Omega Joe ALA has the highest ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids of...

2010-10-20 12:54:56

Association Reinforces the Importance of DHA Before, During and After Pregnancy In response to a study regarding fish oil use during pregnancy published in the October 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, reminds pregnant and lactating women of the undisputed importance of consuming the recommended amounts of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) throughout...

2010-10-14 13:35:00

A study has found that the distinct genetic characteristics of salmon populations in Spain are dwindling because of climate change and human interference. The researchers from the universities of Exeter, UK, and Oviedo, Spain said that disrupting the species' migratory behavior and strong homing instinct could have long-term consequences. They also said that they were trying to find a way to "disentangle" the individual threats affecting salmon populations. The study focused on the changes...

2010-10-01 09:41:24

The role of a key nutrient which prevents cataracts in salmon has been revealed by eye specialists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology shows how the nutrient histidine, when added to the diet of farmed salmon, stops cataracts (clouding of the lens in the eye) from forming. Following fears over BSE in the early 1990s, blood meal was removed from the diet of farmed salmon. This...

2010-08-30 07:50:00

A new study has shown that patients with a history of heart attacks who eat omega-3 enriched margarine in addition to their standard prescription drugs appear to have no difference in their chances of having a repeat attack than using drugs alone. A 40-month study of more than 4,800 patients between 60 and 80 years old showed that receiving low doses of omega-3 fatty acids in margarine did not greatly reduce rates of serious heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, researchers said on...

2010-08-17 12:30:00

A new Japanese study suggests that eating more oily fish like sardines, salmon and yellowtail could help teenage boys feel less depressed. However, the same does not apply for teenage girls. Omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, are found predominantly in oily fish.  Many researchers have wondered whether increased consumption of these foods could lower the risk of depression.  However, studies performed among young adults have yielded inconclusive results. Investigators...

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Brown Trout, Salmo trutta
2013-10-15 12:46:40

The Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) is originally a European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms referred to as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for the majority of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. The specific handle trutta comes from the Latin trutta, meaning, literally, “trout”. The lacustrine morph of...

2007-04-03 00:34:20

The South American pilchard, Sardinops sagax, is a sardine of the Family Clupeidae, the only member of the genus Sardinops, found in the indo-Pacific oceans. Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). It has a number of other common names: Australian pilchard, Blue pilchard, Blue-bait, Californian pilchard, Chilean sardine, Japanese pilchard, Pacific sardine, and Southern African pilchard. The South American pilchard is a coastal species that forms large schools. Coloration is blue green on...

2007-04-03 00:29:38

The Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, is the one of the most abundant species of fish on the planet. They can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean congregating together in large schools (or swarms). They can grow up to 17.72 in (45 cm) in length and weigh more than 1.1 lb (0.5 kg). They feed on copepods, krill and small fish, and their natural predators are seals, whales, cod and other larger fish. The Atlantic herring fishery has long been an important part of the economy of New...

2007-03-26 14:05:51

The Wolf herrings are a family (Chirocentridae) of two marine species of ray-finned fish related to the herrings. Both species have elongated bodies and jaws with long sharp teeth that facilitate their ravenous appetites, mostly for other fish. Both species reach a length of 3.28 ft (1 m). They have silvery sides and bluish backs. They are commercially fished, and marketed fresh or frozen.

2007-02-21 17:17:07

Australian salmon are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae. Four species are recognized, all within the genus Arripis; they are found in the waters off southern Australia (including Tasmania) and New Zealand. Despite the common name, Australian salmon are not related to the salmon (family Salmonidae) of the Northern Hemisphere; the former were named so by early European settlers after their superficial resemblance to the salmoniform fishes. Relatively long-lived...

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