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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...

2013-12-19 23:32:35

According to Saving Seafood, the OZY article relies largely on outdated and invalidated claims which have been called into questioned by multiple reputable scientists in journals, in the New York Times and and on National Public Radio. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 (Saving Seafood) - Warning that “within our lifetimes, the world’s supply of fish could collapse entirely,” the startup news website OZY last week promulgated claims about the depletion of ocean fish based on...

Threats Of Overfishing And Extinction Can Be Predicted Decades Before Population Declines
2013-09-18 12:19:10

University of California - Santa Barbara A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high overly harvest rates and subsequent population declines. Researchers developed an Eventual Threat Index (ETI) that quantifies the biological and socioeconomic conditions that eventually cause some fish species to be harvested at unsustainable rates. The findings are published in the Early Edition of the...

2013-09-17 08:25:56

LONDON, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The internet's first real-time radio search engine is now available on the iPhone. Radio Tuna for iPhone is the newest addition to the suite of online radio products created by Tuna Media, and is the most powerful yet. Featuring extensive real-time information and a proprietary station-sorting algorithm, the app is the easiest way to discover and enjoy thousands of online radio stations. Radio Tuna indexes the music played on...

2013-08-27 23:01:04

The 24th Annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge hooked in major support to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Presented by the Jobsite Supply Company, over 600 anglers cast their lines for a good cause during this multi-day tuna event held August 24--25th. The tournament culminated with a post-tournament banquet on Sunday, August 25 at the Portuguese Hall that included awards, lunch, raffles, live and silent auctions...

2013-08-19 08:24:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following an August 6th letter from 21 US Senators(1), President Obama was urged to expedite release of an updated consumer advisory on methylmercury in a August 15 letter(2) from scientists, MDs and nongovernmental organizations. According to the letter, mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in the aquatic food chain and poses an increased risk to developing fetuses and children's brains, causing permanent learning...

Links Between Tuna And Floating Objects
2013-07-29 09:03:05

AlphaGalileo Foundation A boon for fishing More than 2 000 years ago, Roman fishermen already used the natural propensity of some species of fish to gather under floating objects, to enhance their catches in the Mediterranean. Today, numerous industrial and artisanal tuna fisheries around the world exploit this "aggregating phenomenon". Over the last thirty years, seine fishing in particular has developed rapidly through the use of massive floating objects, natural at first, then more...

2013-06-25 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (Saving Seafood) -- Ten Members of Congress asked negotiators to pursue increased U.S. allocation of bluefin tuna at an international meeting this week. Meanwhile, the Pew Charitable Trusts argued for stricter limits in a "factsheet" that leading scientists called an "irresponsible distortion of the information available." American fishermen felt betrayed by U.S. negotiators in the past, who they argue sided with conservation groups over...


Latest Scombridae Reference Libraries

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...

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga
2012-04-02 15:56:46

The Albacore, (Thunnus alalunga), also known as the Albacore Tuna, Albicore, Longfin, Albies, Pigfish, Tombo ahi, Binnaga, Pacific Albacore, German Bonito, Longfin Tuna, Longfin Tunny, and just Tuna, is a species of fish in the Scombridae family. It is the only species of tuna they is marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. It is found in open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The adult Albacore measure up to 4.5 feet in length and...

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