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2014-08-29 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bright new chapter for bluefin tuna has begun. NOAA Fisheries just issued a strong final amendment Aug. 29 for protecting these giants of the ocean. With the promulgation of implementing regulations, the new amendment will help stop western Atlantic bluefin--and approximately 80 other types of marine wildlife--from unnecessarily dying on surface longlines, fishing gear that is intended primarily for yellowfin tuna and swordfish,...

2014-08-04 08:55:56

UMass Amherst A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna movements in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean led by Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found among other things that these fish cover a wide geographical range with pronounced north-south movements from Georges Bank to the Brazilian shelf, and they favor a high-use area off Cape Hatteras southwest of Bermuda for foraging. This NOAA-funded research, which used...

2014-06-16 23:02:09

President Anote Tong of Kiribati announces the closure of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage site, to commercial fishing at the U.S. State Department ‘Our Ocean’ Conference. Tarawa, Kiribati/ Boston/Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 In his opening remarks today at the U.S. State Department led-Our Ocean Conference hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Washington, D.C., President Anote Tong of the Republic of Kiribati...

more fish during pregnancy
2014-06-11 06:35:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A decade after first advising pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid most types of seafood, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now encouraging those individuals to eat more fish – provided it is low in mercury. The FDA, in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new set of guidelines Tuesday encouraging pregnant and breast-feeding women, as well as those who might become pregnant and...

2014-06-10 12:32:09

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, FDA and EPA issued draft updated advice on fish consumption. While the draft is improved in several ways, the Mercury Policy Project was most disappointed with the agencies failure to require labeling and address exposure risks from American's consumption of canned tuna. "Over one-third of American's exposure to methlymercury is from tuna, because tuna are higher mercury fish and Americans consume so much," said Michael...

2014-05-19 12:31:10

Captains Answer Fan Questions Live and Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Details from Their Relentless Battle to Take Bluefin Fishing's Top Spot This Season WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An age-old battle wages off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., in the icy waters of the Atlantic. As the final weeks of bluefin season approach for the fishermen on National Geographic Channel's hit series Wicked Tuna, no captain will rest until they climb to the top of the leaderboard to...

Pacific Albacore Study Finds Insignificant Traces Of Fukushima Radiation
2014-04-30 08:28:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was destroyed in 2011 after a massive earthquake and deadly tsunami, contamination of sea water and sea life was a major concern. However, albacore tuna recently caught off the Oregon shore had only slightly elevated levels of radioactivity, not enough to be of alarm, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The study team, led by Delvan...

2014-04-09 12:22:50

Will Continue to Educate Consumers About The Deceptive "Dolphin-Safe" Label WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna today praised the Government of Mexico's decision to continue its decades-long effort to promote a more sustainable approach to tuna fishing and adequately ensure consumers that no dolphins were harmed in the capture of tuna bearing the "dolphin-safe" label. Yesterday's filing of its first written submission in the Article...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2014-03-26 05:02:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been causing heart abnormalities in some large marine fish, according to research appearing Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. In the study, researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and colleagues from American and Australian universities say the 200 million gallons of petroleum that spilled into the...

Fish Exposed To Crude Oil Suffer Host Of Heart Ailments
2014-02-14 08:54:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells, resulting in a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. The study is part of an ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The findings...


Latest Scombridae Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy life span. The giant sea bass matures around the age of 11 or 12, around the weight of 50 pounds....

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most other tuna species. It will eat the tiny larvae of king shrimp and mantis shrimp, true shrimp, and...

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