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2011-07-25 20:40:19

An international team of scientists assessed the population status of several fish species A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 species of "scombrids," which include tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels, and billfishes, which include swordfish and marlins, classified seven as threatened with extinction and four as "near threatened" for the IUCN Red List of Threatened...

2011-07-21 12:59:00

SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or "the Company"), a holding company of fish farming operations supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announces that it intends to apply to list its common stock on the NYSE AMEX Stock Exchange and has submitted materials to AMEX for its review. Oli Steindorsson, Chairman and CEO of Umami, commented, "Moving to AMEX, if and when Umami is accepted for...

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2011-07-10 08:33:21

"¨Sorry, Charlie, but it looks as though tuna species are in more danger now than ever before, as two new species were added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species this week thanks to new study claims that as many as five different types of the fish could be in danger of dying out completely."¨On Saturday, BBC News Science Reporter Jennifer Carpenter said that two additional species of tuna had been added to the World Conservation Union's record, along with two mackerel and two...

2011-06-30 08:38:00

Pew points to plunging whitetip numbers LA JOLLA, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governments will soon have a chance to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined so much in the eastern Pacific that catch numbers have been reduced to almost zero. Tuna fisheries are primarily responsible for the drastic decrease in population of one of the most prolific and widespread shark species, the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus)....

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2011-06-24 05:30:00

According to new research from the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), two expanses of the North Pacific Ocean are attracting an array of marine predators in predictable seasonal patterns. The new report archives the TOPP program's effort to track top marine predator movements in the Pacific Ocean. The study found major hot spots for large marine predators that exist in the California Current, which flows south along the U.S. west coast, and a trans-oceanic migration...

2011-06-06 14:30:00

SEATTLE, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How did sushi become a global cuisine? What began as a simple but elegant food sold by Tokyo street vendors has developed into a worldwide phenomenon over the past 30 years. Sushi: The Global Catch is a powerful feature-length documentary shot over the course of two years that explores how sushi became a worldwide phenomenon. People from around the world love sushi - from Beijing and Warsaw to high-school football games in Texas. Sushi: The Global...

2011-05-31 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farming operations supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, announces that the Company has been actively negotiating with multiple funding sources to secure short term financing for its seasonal farming. Upon the closing of approximately $35 million in total net new funding, the Company is expected to have...

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2011-05-29 06:15:00

The U.S. rejected calls to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that while it was worried about overfishing it did not fear imminent extinction. Environmental groups repeatedly voiced concern that the global fad for Japanese food was driving the world's stocks of tuna to dangerously low levels and have tried hard to provide safeguard to preserve the species' survival. NOAA said it was putting...

2011-05-27 14:44:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director, Federal Fisheries Policy for the Pew Environment Group, released the following statement in response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) announcement regarding the listing of Atlantic bluefin tuna under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. "While NOAA has decided not to list Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act, the agency has recognized it as a 'species of concern.' The...

2011-05-17 13:21:00

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 three and nine months ended March 31, 2011. Sales were $42.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $22.0 million, or 108%, over the three months ended March 31, 2010. The increase is primarily due to...


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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