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2008-08-04 14:46:09

Experts are still debating the cause of the drop in tuna catches across the Indian Ocean over the last two years "” which continue to threaten the region's $6 billion industry. Conservationists blame years of unchecked exploitation while processors say climatic conditions may be driving the fish deeper away from their nets. Tuna catches in the Indian Ocean dropped by about a third last year to their lowest level for more than a decade. Tuna brings in roughly a quarter of the global...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Piers along the northern beaches of the Outer Banks should offer a mix of small and large fish this week. Pier anglers should land quite a few small croaker, spot running 3 to 4 fish per pound, and some sand perch. Some pigfish, pinfish and sea mullet also should appear. Most of these small bottom-feeding fish will be taken on small No. 4 to 6 hooks baited with bloodworms, fresh shrimp or artificial...

2008-07-26 18:00:21

The first Welsh branch of the specialist seafood restaurant opened in Cowbridge this week, serving ethically and sustainably sourced food from Scottish langoustines to line-caught yellowfin tuna. (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-25 09:00:51

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Summertime weather and warm inshore water should provide a variety of small bottom fish to keep surfcasters busy along the northern beaches this week. Small croaker will be abundant almost anywhere along the beaches. They should be easily taken, using almost any type of bait on small hooks. Fair numbers of small spot also should be caught fairly regularly on bloodworms. There is no size or creel limit on...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head should land fair numbers of mixed small bottom fish just about every day when the water inshore is somewhat dirty. Most of these small spot, croaker, pigfish and sea mullet should be taken on small No. 4 to 6 hooks, baited with bloodworms or fresh shrimp. The best action will be on the incoming and high tide when these fish move close inshore along the beach...

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEMBY DAMON TATUM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters should catch mainly a mixture of small bottom fish this week along the northern beaches. Small croaker, spot, sea mullet, sand perch and a few pigfish should be beached just about every day by bottom fishing anglers using fresh shrimp or bloodworms. No. 4 to 6 hooks are preferred, since these fish have small mouths, making them difficult to catch with larger hooks. Surfcasters...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Northern beach pier anglers should enjoy good bluefish and Spanish mackerel action this week at sunrise and sunset from the ends of ocean piers when the water is clear. The bluefish and Spanish mackerel should hit primarily Gotcha lures. The bluefish will run between a 1/2 and 2 pounds, and some of the Spanish mackerel will weigh more than 2 pounds. Bluefish also will be taken by pier jockeys using...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters along the northern beaches should expect typical summertime action this week, with a mixture of small bottom fish and small bluefish taken. Anglers bottom fishing using small hooks baited with bloodworms or fresh shrimp should catch a few sea mullet, spot, sand perch and small croaker. The best fishing should be in deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming tide. Small bluefish action...

2008-06-05 15:39:03

2 dolphin stocks may be recovering from tuna fishing practicesThe numbers of Northeastern offshore spotted and eastern spinner dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean are increasing after being severely depleted because of accidental death in the tuna purse-seine fishery between 1960 and 1990, according to biologists from NOAA's Fisheries Service."These estimates are encouraging because they are consistent with what we would expect to see if these stocks are recovering, now that...

2008-03-29 00:30:00

The recent sushi boom has had somewhat of an adverse effect due to over-confident consumers, fake sushi bars, and a strained fish stock. Sushi, once a rare treat only consumed by the wealthy, has recently become familiar fare. Experts in the industry are fighting the potential and present problems by raising awareness. Yoshi Tome, a chef who resides in California says, ""Everybody thinks: 'sushi is so expensive -- I can buy cheap fish, fresh fish, I can make it at home.' It's not true. Not...

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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