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Illegal Trade Of Caviar Curbed By International Regulation
2012-07-26 05:56:52

DNA testing of retail black caviar conducted by scientists from the Institute for Conservation Science at Stony Brook University and American Museum of Natural History indicates trade policy can help reduce the incidence of caviar mislabeling Research that used mitochondrial DNA-based testing to compare the extent of fraudulent labeling of black caviar purchased before and after international protection shows conservation benefits. A team of scientists from the Institute for Conservation...

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2011-02-07 13:45:00

A fisheries watchdog said on Monday that Russia has resumed sturgeon caviar exports to the European Union (EU) after a nine-year ban. Alexander Savelyev, a spokesman for the Federal Fisheries Agency, said that Russia has decided to allow exports to Europe of up to 330 pounds of black caviar from farmed fish as "a symbolic volume." "The goal is to break the ice which has formed over the past nine years when not a single permit was issued for exports of the black caviar from Russia," Savelyev...

2010-03-18 13:44:14

The world's largest global environmental network announces that more sturgeon species are critically endangered than any other comprehensively assessed group of species The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today formally announced the reclassification of beluga sturgeon in the Caspian Sea as "critically endangered" on its Red List, providing strong evidence that fishing and international trade should be halted and a stock-rebuilding plan should be initiated...

2010-02-25 13:40:03

Joint study by American and Kazakhstani scientists shows reducing adult mortality, rather than relying on hatchery supplementation, is key to recovery of beluga sturgeon A first-of-its-kind study of a Caspian Sea beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) fishery demonstrates current harvest rates are four to five times higher than those that would sustain population abundance. The study's results, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Conservation Biology, suggest that conservation...

2009-09-28 10:58:53

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the shovelnose sturgeon should receive protection as a threatened species in certain areas because of its appearance. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Monday shovelnose sturgeon are sometimes confused with young pallid sturgeon, which are an endangered species. Fish and Wildlife Service officials proposed last week that due to physical similarities between the two species the shovelnose should also be federally protected in areas where the species...

2009-08-27 13:11:46

Canada's University of Manitoba is looking for a home for three endangered fish, seized from smugglers, that can grow to 13 feet and 100 pounds in a century. The fish are young Black Russian sturgeons seized two years ago by the Canadian Wildlife Services from smugglers trying to sell them as aquarium fish, biological sciences Professor Terry Dick told the Winnipeg Free Press. He said when his department got the sturgeon, they were about four inches long, but are now about three feet long and...

2009-06-01 04:30:00

~ Agency Tapped to Increase Brand Recognition to Luxury Media ~ BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxe Communications, a luxury lifestyle media relations and marketing communications agency, has announced the addition of Black River Caviar to its client roster. Luxe Communications will proactively manage Black River Caviar's product communications and marketing for the West Coast, provide brand building campaigns and oversee the company's event marketing. "We are excited to...

2009-04-14 20:49:06

For the first time in more than a century, a sturgeon has turned up in a net in the Baltic Sea, caught by a Swedish fisherman. Ulf Akerlund told the news agency TT that he caught the unusual fish Thursday off Oland, an island on the southeast coast of Sweden. The fish was in the midst of a net full of cod, his usual catch. I had at first no idea what it was, he said. But we surfed around a bit on the Internet and researched in a couple of books and we found out that it was a sturgeon. The...

2008-08-22 03:00:11

By Sietsema, Robert Egg-Salad Sushi New chain meddles with our expectations for Japanese cuisine Sakae Sushi 135 West 3rd Street, 212-228-9100 Sakae Sushi is more than just a weird sushi bar-if s a culinary conundrum waiting to be deciphered. The slick, 60-unit chain recently touched down at Sixth Avenue and 3rd Street in the Village. I sauntered in one sweltering evening-just as the action was heating up on the adjacent outdoor basketball courts-to find the place serene, cool, and...

2008-07-14 15:00:38

By Allison Ross, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 14--C'est Si Bon Gourmet Shop has made some changes to its inventory. With a weak U.S. dollar and rising gas prices, the European luxury food items offered at Aris Voyer's little shop have become extravagances he cannot always afford. So he's made some switches, such as replacing some of his European caviar with a cheaper American-farmed product. And getting rid of some of the more expensive Italian and French confections he used...


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Kina, Evechinus chloroticu
2013-04-30 14:55:37

Evechinus chloroticu, commonly known as kina in the Māori language, is a sea urchin that can be found in New Zealand waters. It resides at depths between 39.3 and 45.9 feet in areas with moderate wave patterns. In northern waters of its range, it is typically found in rocky areas but can be found in sandy areas. In southern waters, it prefers to live in fjords. Evechinus chloroticu can reach an average diameter of up to 6.6 inches. It feeds on plant materials like red algae, large brown...

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2007-04-10 16:53:42

The Kutum (Rutilus frisii kutum, family Cyprinidae) also known as "Caspian White Fish", or "Caspian Roach", is a medium sized fresh water and brackish water fish native to the Caspian Sea. It is a subspecies of the Black Sea Roach Rutilus frisii frisii. It is typically a medium sized fish, reaching 17.72-21.65 in (45-55 cm) in length, rarely 27.56 in (70 cm), and weighing up to 8.82 lb (4.00 kg), rarely 11.02 lb (5.00 kg). It used to be very common and was harvested commercially. The...

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2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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2007-02-13 13:23:54

The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...

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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'.