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2014-03-19 23:25:05

Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the new season is now available at Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market, located in the world-famous Pike Place Market. Overnight ship to anywhere in the U.S. via FreshSeafood.com. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the new season is now available at Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market, located in the world-famous Pike Place Market, and will be in-stock through November 2014. Fresh Halibut is currently being caught off the coast of...

2014-03-06 23:25:12

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of Pacific halibut and over 70% of black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 16.8 million pounds and 33.6 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to...

2013-03-22 23:03:52

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of the Pacific halibut and over 65% of the black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Alaska´s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens tomorrow, March 23, 2013. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at over 23 million pounds and 35 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to over 95% of the...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Charter organizations are anxious for Governor Parnell to weigh in on protecting Southeast Alaskan jobs and local economies tied to charter halibut harvest. Overly restrictive regulations developed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission will needlessly cost Southeast communities. Sitka, Alaska (PRWEB) March 4, 2011 The Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO) and Alaska Charter Association (ACA) call for Governor Parnell to step off the sidelines and weigh-in on the 37"...

2010-03-04 09:07:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 4 /PRNewswire/ --Fishermen and women alike are heading out to the fishing grounds with marked anticipation as the 2010 wild Alaska halibut and black cod (sablefish) season opens March 6, 2010. Catch limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 40.3 million pounds and 24.9 million pounds, respectively. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/SF64709LOGO) Alaska is home to over 75% of the wild Pacific halibut and over 70% of the wild black cod...

2009-06-16 20:53:29

Her mother says it wasn't what she was fishing for, but Tegan Humphrey, 6, won the Homer (Alaska) Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 138.8-pound catch. Since Tegan, of Palmer, Alaska, only weighs 40 pounds, her father, Charles, helped get the fish out of the Pacific Ocean and onto the charter boat Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Charter Capt. Rob Hyslip ended up shooting the fish so they could bring in it. But Tegan said she was fishing for a mermaid, her mother Courtney told the paper....

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 6--A scientific reappraisal of the East Coast summer flounder stock shows the flatfish population is much closer to a full recovery than previously thought, a finding that could allow the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to move today toward allowing a modest increase in fishermen's catches for 2009. "This is the first time in years that overfishing is not occurring," said scientist James Weinberg of the federal fisheries science...

2008-07-10 00:00:09

CHICAGO _ Some dusty fossil fish spotted by a sharp-eyed University of Chicago doctoral student as he rummaged through forgotten corners of museum collections in Europe have solved a question that has long vexed scientists. The puzzling question was: How did flatfish, a bizarre, highly specialized group of bottom-feeding fish that are some of nature's most delicious creatures _ sole, plaice, turbot, flounder and halibut among them _ end up with both of their eyes on one side of their faces?...


Latest Pleuronectidae Reference Libraries

European flounder, Platichthys flesus
2014-06-10 12:47:18

The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a species of fish inhabiting the White, Mediterranean and Black Seas.  It is native to the north eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has been introduced to the United States and Canada possibly by ballast water (water stored in the hull of a ship for stability). It has also been introduced to Iran. It is normally found at low depths to 330 feet. This species prefers sandy, shingle or muddy bottoms to camouflage itself from...

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

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2009-01-15 18:07:53

The California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) is a species of flounder that is found from Bodega Bay, California to Magdalena Bay, Baja California. They are also found as far north as the Quillayute River, British Columbia and a separate population occurs in the upper Gulf of California. It is also known as the California Flounder. This is a large-toothed fish weighs from 6 to 50 pounds. The body of the California halibut is oblong and compressed. The head is small and the mouth...

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2007-02-25 21:09:35

The crested flounder, Lophonectes gallus, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Lophonectes, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand, in shallow enclosed waters such as estuaries, harbors, mudflats, and sandflats, in waters less than 787.4 ft (240 m) in depth. Their length is from 3.94 to 7.87 in (10 to 20 cm). The crested flounder is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of...

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2007-02-25 21:07:19

The Witch, Arnoglossus scapha, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Arnoglossus, found around China and New Zealand, in waters less than 0.25 mi (400 m) in depth. Their length is from 7.87 to 15.75 in (20 to 40 cm). The Witch is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of the flounder with the dorsal and anal fins forming a fringe around most of the body. The lateral line forms a strong arch...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'