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Overfishing Leaves Fisherman Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel In The English Channel
2014-07-14 03:07:45

University of Plymouth Research reveals practice of 'fishing down the food-web' Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch. Sharks, rays, cod, haddock and many other species at the head of the food chain are at historic lows with many removed from the area completely. These are some of the findings of a study led by...

2014-06-26 16:26:13

OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today, will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in responsible seafood farming," said Ruth Salmon. "These proposed regulations are a necessary step toward a healthy,...

2014-06-10 23:01:32

Findings from the study, which investigates incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, will contribute to better management of this valuable commercial fishery. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 A University of New England (UNE) researcher and two co-investigators have been awarded a $1.6 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, the nation’s highest-valued single species commercial fishery. The...

2014-03-20 23:01:26

A new report from environmental group Oceana slams US fisheries for allegedly wasteful bycatch, but a Saving Seafood analysis shows the report ignores industry efforts and successes in by-catch reduction and conservation efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today, Oceana released a report and accompanying press release, Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, which calls out nine U.S. fisheries for allegedly wasteful practices producing harmful levels of...

2013-12-20 23:22:11

The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified as being in compliance with the most respected international standard for sustainable fisheries. This marks another milestone for America's most valuable fishery. New Bedford, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery, the most valuable fishery in the United States, was certified as being in compliance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...

2013-12-03 23:02:21

So, why does Duke of Duke's Chowder House go to Alaska in search of Weathervane Scallops? No other restaurant owner has ever been on the scallop boat and it makes you wonder why, doesn't it? Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 “I found the best tasting Scallops in the World. They are so good, so perfect, so wild and so natural. I saw it all firsthand,” says Duke Moscrip of Duke's Chowder House. No restaurant owner had ever been aboard to witness this kind of fishing....

Juvenile Scallops Are Abundant In Mid-Atlantic Discovered By New Survey Of Ocean Floor
2012-08-23 16:16:08

NOAA researchers are getting a comprehensive view of the ocean floor using a new instrument, and have confirmed that there are high numbers of young sea scallops off of Delaware Bay. Unofficially dubbed the "Seahorse" because of its curved and spiny profile, the instrument is the latest and most sophisticated version of a survey system developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and used on sea scallop resource surveys conducted by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center...

2011-04-22 12:51:48

Scotland's first fully protected marine reserve, and only the second in the UK, is already providing commercial and conservation benefits, according to new research. After only two years in operation, it is already showing positive signs for both fishermen and conservationists, according to a study by the University of York and the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST). The research, published in the journal Marine Biology, shows that commercially valuable scallops and several species of...

2010-03-29 04:00:00

BEDFORD, NS, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Wild Canadian Sea Scallops have officially joined Clearwater Seafoods' growing list of Marine Stewardship Council certified offerings, along with the earlier certified Argentine Scallops and Canadian Coldwater Shrimp. (photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100329/MO332) This latest certification is scientific recognition that the globally popular Canadian Scallops meet the strict environmental standards set by the MSC and are...


Latest Scallop Reference Libraries

Pecten Maximus
2013-04-17 11:46:39

The “Great Scallop” or “King Scallop”, Pecten maximus, is a species of scallop, an edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This particular scallop is the type species of the genus. Pecten maximus may in fact be conspecific with Pecten jacobaeus, the “Pilgrim’s Scallop”, which as a much more restricted distribution. Royal Dutch Shell, an energy corporation, derives its highly recognizable logo from this specific...

Japanese Baking Scallop, Pecten albicans
2013-04-16 21:04:03

Pecten albicans, the common name being Japanese baking scallop, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species has a shell with the potential of reaching a size of 95 millimeters, with about 12 radiating ribs. The surface coloration usually ranges from light to dark brown, but it may also be orange or purple. The lower valve is less convex than in Pecten excavatus. Pecten albicans is commercially used in the Japanese Sea and in the...

The New Zealand Scallop, Pecten novaezealandiae
2013-04-16 20:58:39

The New Zealand Scallop, Pecten novaezealandiae, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This scallop is a native to New Zealand. It can be found in the North Island, Stewart Island, South Island, and the Chatham Islands. It is usually seen on sand, silt, and mud from low tide level to over 90 meters. Large populations can be found at depths of between 10 and 25 meters. This species is entirely free-living, mobile and somewhat migratory. The two valves on...

Spear Scallop, Chlamys hastata
2013-04-16 20:52:10

Chlamys hastata, otherwise known as the spear scallop, spiny scallop, or swimming scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species can be found on the west coast of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to San Diego, California. A limited amount of these scallops are harvested by divers or by narrow trawls off of the west coast of Canada. The spiny scallop resides on the seabed in the sublittoral zone between low tide mark and a depth reaching 490...

The Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia
2013-04-16 20:46:42

The Variegated Scallop, Chlamys varia, is a species of small scallop, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae, the scallops. This species of scallop can be found in the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Red Sea. The scallop is a shallow-living species, residing up to about 100 meters in depth along coastal rocky areas. The shell ranges in color from white, pink, red, yellow, orange, or purple. Both valves are symmetrical except for the...

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