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2012-02-13 06:17:00

SAN DIEGO, California, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, today announced its second quarter financial results for the period ended December 31, 2011. Second Quarter Highlights - Net revenue: $55.6 million - Gross margin: 49.9% - Operating income: $24.1 million - Net income: $16.9...

2012-02-10 11:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), a recognized leader in embracing sustainable seafood practices, builds on its leadership today by announcing that its Safeway brand skipjack (chunk-light) canned tuna will be responsibly caught using free-school purse-seine methods. The company will transition to the purse-seine method by the end of the year. Free-school tuna is caught by purse-seiners using traditional methods of spotting schools of fish using...

Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan
2012-01-07 06:25:14

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011. Market official Yutaka Hawegawa said the 539-pound tuna set a record for price by weight.  The total price translates to $1,238 per pound. The tuna was caught off Oma, just north of the area that suffered from the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, an owner of a sushi restaurant chain.  Kimura told reporters the bid was an effort to "liven up...

2011-12-22 08:58:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a precautionary measure due to mislabeling, Market Basket is initiating a voluntary recall of its Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. product -- specifically, only those products with the Best Buy Dates of August 18, 2014 and August 19, 2014. Market Basket is voluntarily recalling this product because it contains vegetable broth, which contains soy, and soy is not declared as an allergen in the...

2011-12-12 11:20:44

Overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea is felt in North American waters A new model built around biological data from electronic tags, ear bone microchemistry and fisheries catch data for Atlantic bluefin tuna indicates fishing on one side of the Atlantic influences the other side. Bluefin populations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have declined precipitously since 1950, according to the study published today in the peer-reviewed online journal PLoS ONE. The model estimates the number...

2011-11-29 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Phase of Harvesting of FY ending June 2012 Finalized - Tuna Prices Increase 38% From Last Harvesting Season Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Baja Aqua Farms has sold and delivered approximately $50 million worth of tuna...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

2011-11-19 05:00:00

Despite work to end bluefin tuna fraud and protect silky sharks, more needed to conserve marine life in Atlantic Ocean ISTANBUL, Nov. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governments at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have adopted several important provisions that will conserve threatened fish species-such as bluefin tuna and silky sharks, but failed to act on several pressing matters. ICCAT is the international body that manages tuna fisheries...

2011-11-17 10:57:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new participants will join the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation - a coalition of tuna processors, leading scientists and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization - to improve the sustainability efforts of tuna stocks around the world. "The growth of our membership means even more resources and stakeholders to help meet our goals," ISSF President Susan Jackson said. "We welcome these three new partners to the table...

2011-11-14 17:56:00

SAN DIEGO, November 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Revenue More Than Doubles to $57.0 Million in FY 2011 Compared with FY 2010 Due Primarily to the Baja Acquisition Completed in November 2010 Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announces operating results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011....


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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