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Salmon Numbers Tripled By Changes In Dam Operations
2014-02-26 09:00:32

[ Watch the Video: Dewatering Can Spell Disaster For Salmon ] Tom Rickey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory RICHLAND, Wash. – By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb. 25 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. "This is one of the most...

2014-02-25 08:34:21

REDKEY, Ind., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Aquaculture announced today plans to open a feed mill to supply feed for the local and national aquaculture industry. The new mill, located at Bell Farms in Albany, Indiana, will be the first of its kind to locally produce feed to service the aquaculture industry on a mass scale using local Indiana ingredients. Scott Nelson of Integral Fish Foods, recently purchased by Bell, will be the head of operations for the mill. Scott brings...

2014-02-14 23:25:52

The new “Benefits Of Fish Oil” report on the website Vkool.com provides readers with positive effects of fish oil. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The new “Benefits Of Fish Oil” report on the website Vkool.com delivers to people useful advantages of fish oil. Firstly, the article reveals that fish oil can be obtained from eating fish or by taking supplements. In fact, fish that are particularly rich in the beneficial oils known as omega-3 fatty acids contain herring,...

Farmers Breed Better Fish Using Genetic Chip
2014-02-14 13:07:00

University of Edinburgh Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding. The development will enable salmon breeders to improve the quality of their stock and its resistance to disease. A chip loaded with hundreds of thousands of pieces of DNA – each holding a fragment of the salmon's genetic code – will allow breeders to detect fish with the best genes. It does so by detecting variations in the genetic code of...

2014-02-13 23:21:52

February is American Heart Health Month, and Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market is fully stocked with an abundance of fresh-daily, heart-healthy, and certified organic Northwest King Salmon and other fresh seafood products, available for overnight Federal Express shipment across the United States via FreshSeafood.com. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 February is American Heart Health Month, and Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market is fully stocked with an abundance of fresh-daily, heart-healthy, and...

Pacific Salmon Rely On The Earth's Magnetic Field To Navigate
2014-02-07 10:24:41

[ Watch the Video: Salmon Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salmon have an uncanny ability to return to the river of their birth to spawn as adults and a new study in the journal Current Biology has found that these fish are born with an innate ability to sense Earth's magnetic field – essentially a biological compass to guide them on their journey back. To reach their conclusion, the study team executed a series of trials at the...

2014-02-04 23:25:36

Filmmaker Elijah Lawson releases three films about life in Bristol Bay on the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association website. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Today, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) announced the release of a series of short documentaries on their website and on YouTube, capturing the vast beauty of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the timeless values of the 1,800 small business owners who make their livelihood there, and the...

2014-01-31 23:03:25

Conference Slated to be Held April 29-30 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) will jointly host an Atlantic Salmon Closed-Containment Workshop on April 29 and 30 at ASF’s headquarters near St. Andrews, NB. It’s the second such conference held at ASF that brings participants together to hear presentations and discuss the technology and operation of...

2014-01-16 23:00:54

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announces that pink salmon comprised more than 80% of the total harvest. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 2013 was a year for the record books, with Alaska seeing the largest salmon harvest ever with more than 272 million fish caught in total. The huge harvest was powered by an incredible number of pink salmon, Alaska’s smallest and most abundant salmon species. The 219 million pink salmon comprised more than 80% of the total harvest and...

2014-01-15 23:23:02

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, announced that in early 2013 they manufactured a custom-engineered HIPOWER generator package that is now providing backup power for the ‘Namgis Closed Containment Salmon Farm, the first land-based salmon-farming project in Canada. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, announced that in...


Latest Salmon Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Seema, Oncorhynchus masou
2009-06-19 12:48:12

Seema, also known as Sima and Sema Japanese salmon, Cherry salmon, or Masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) is a salmon of the western Pacific Ocean which includes the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Primorsky Krai, Japan, Korea and Sakhalin. In Taiwan a landlocked subspecies known as the Taiwanese salmon or the Formosan salmon (Oncorhynchus masou Formosanum) also exists. The Seema favors a temperate climate that is around the area of 65 degrees north to 58 degrees north in the sea. The Seema also...

Flying Gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans
2009-01-20 20:26:24

The Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is a species of fish found in tropical waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They occur as far north as North Carolina and south to Brazil, and from the English Channel to Angola. There have been instances of this fish found in the waters off New York, Massachusetts Bay, and the Gulf of Maine, but this is a very rare instance, where this species prefers warm-water habitat. They are found on sand, mud or over rocks in sandy areas, exploring 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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2007-04-03 00:31:37

The Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is a species of the herring family associated with the Pacific Ocean environment of North America and northeast Asia. This species is a silvery fish with unspined fins and a deeply forked caudal fin. The distribution is widely along the California coast from Baja California north to Alaska and the Bering Sea; in Asia the distribution is south to Japan. Clupea pallasii is sometimes considered a keystone species because of its very high productivity and...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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