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Major calls for temporary closure of a Mediterranean tuna fishery business have been backed by major tuna-fishing nations, as they have been branded a "disgrace" by a recent expert report.
On 13 October, the website of the Indonesian daily Kompas reported that the Indonesian Government is attempting to secure a larger quota for southern bluefin or western bluefin tuna because the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) has set the Indonesian quota at only 750 tonnes per year.
The Atlantic bluefin tuna is the largest and most sought-after of all tunas, weighing as much as 1,400 pounds and capable of fetching as much as $50,000 or more in Asian markets where its meat is a prized commodity, one big reason why its numbers have declined precipitously since the 1970s.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Look for pier fishing to be super along the northern beaches of Dare County as fall conditions arrive. Nice-sized spot, some weighing as much as a pound, should be abundant.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should get into high gear this week as inshore water temperatures drop along the Dare coast. Quite a few nice, big spot should be taken from deeper sloughs along the beach.
By JIM FREDA Best bet: Action for striped bass and bluefish should pick up this week as plenty of bait is now present along our beaches. Fishing for false albacore and bonito should also remain good. These pelagics usually remain in our waters until temperatures drop below 64 degrees.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Lots of mixed-sized spot, including some weighing considerably more than half a pound, should keep pier anglers busy along the northern beaches this week if winds are from a northerly direction.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should be generally good this week along the northern beaches, provided the weather cooperates.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers should catch quite a few small bottom fish along the northern beaches of Dare County this week.
By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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