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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.
Sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska are likely using the sounds of fishing boat engines as underwater dinner bells to hone in on longlines hung with valuable sablefish, scientists said.
The sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, is one of two members of the fish family Anoplopomatidae and the only species in the Anoplopoma genus. Found on muddy bottoms of the North Pacific at depths of 0.19 to 1.68 mi (300 to 2,700 m), it is commercially important in Japan. Other vernacular names of the species in English include Butterfish, Black cod, Blue cod, Bluefish, Candlefish, Coal cod, and Coalfish, some of which are also used to refer to other species of fish, depending on the region....