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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...

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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...

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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...

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2008-02-18 08:58:36

Scientists advocate solutions and urgent action BOSTON, Mass. "“ Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations, leading scientists said in the symposium "Last Best Chance for Tuna: Learning from the Cod Collapse" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston on February 18. A group of leading natural and social scientists...

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2008-02-18 08:50:00

Giant bluefin tuna are in trouble, primarily because the powerful muscles that propel their extensive ocean migrations come with an Achilles' heel: They're tasty. Prized by sushi lovers for their savory succulence and by fishermen for the incomparable price they command - one 607-pound fish fetched over $90 per pound at a January auction in Tokyo - all three species of bluefins have seen their population plummet in the past 50 years thanks to worldwide demand. However, there is hope for...

2007-10-03 06:00:00

BILOXI, Miss. -- After two productive days of fishing for yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico, the idea of drilling for oil off Florida doesn't seem like such a bad idea. Before you start calling and e-mailing, I'm just kidding. But the oil and natural gas rigs that we fished around were like tuna magnets. The reason is simple: The rigs attract baitfish and the bait attracts yellowfins, as well as kingfish and barracuda. Not all the rigs hold tuna, which is why you want to fish them...

2007-08-10 09:04:00

By DAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing for small bottom fish should be generally productive this week along the northern beaches. Small croaker, spot and some mixed-sized sea mullet should be caught from deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming and high tide. Most of these fish should be taken on small number 4 to 6 hooks, baited with fresh shrimp or bloodworms. Some pompano also should be landed if winds are light and the water is...

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2007-02-27 18:50:56

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's top fisheries official on Tuesday pressed for stronger protections for the overfished bluefin tuna, an increasingly rare delicacy in high-end restaurants around the world. EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg said he wants to extend the fishing offseason, reduce tuna sold on the black market, and impose new worldwide cuts in catch quotas as quickly as possible. The EU's 27 member states were expected to approve the measure within weeks, officials said....


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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