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Ray Wings Sold To Consumers Can Be MislabeledAnd Include Vulnerable Species
2013-08-13 12:11:30

PeerJ Genetic testing by DNA Barcoding, has revealed which species are sold under the commercial term 'ray wings' in Ireland and the UK. The blonde ray, given the lowest rating for sustainability in the marine conservation society's good fish guide, was the most widely sold. Samples from the only retailer to label products as originating from more sustainable sources demonstrated high levels of mislabelling, substituted by more vulnerable species. Therefore, consumers cannot make informed...

2011-06-13 09:21:00

DALLAS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skate Buds International Corporation partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas for the Skate Buds Get Fit Stay Fit summer fitness camp, starting June 14, 2011. Go to http://www.skatebuds.com to get an exclusive look at Skate Buds, strap-on heel skates. From February to May, Skate Buds International Corporation sponsored a 12 week after-school pilot fitness camp for the Boys and Girls Club of Mesquite, Texas. The 12 week after-school...

2009-11-18 14:29:34

Species of common skate driven into 'irreversible decline' A species of common skate is to become the first marine fish species to be driven to extinction by commercial fishing, due to an error of species classification 80 years ago, reveals research published today in the journal Aquatic Conservation. The European common skate, Dipturus batis, has been on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Species since 2006, with France currently being responsible for 60.2% of reported...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

By Keith Elliott Fishing Lines We never managed to see the pink seagull. Oban has many attractions: delightful harbour, wealth of history, gateway to Mull, Barra, South Uist and Islay. But we just wanted to see the Oban flamingo. This famed bird, which had ornithologists steaming up their binoculars with excitement when it first appeared, is actually an ordinary herring gull. However, it was also an environmental protest. Oban has more than its share of fish farms, and they're not doing...

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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'