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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...

2011-05-15 00:02:31

Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will enter the waters off the coast of Libya, an area declared to be in a state of war as NATO-backed rebel forces struggle to topple the despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with the goal of intercepting bluefin tuna poachers and freeing any illegally caught fish in attempt to save the species from nearing extinction. Friday Harbor, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

MANTA, Ecuador, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries, research scientists and tuna fishers boarded a vessel in Manta, Ecuador today and will spend the next two months at-sea launching the next phase of a globally coordinated project to promote effective, practical techniques to reduce the environmental impact of tuna fishing. Purse seine vessels, which use large nets to catch fish, provide the world with millions of tons of tuna every year. When crews use floating objects that attract...

2011-04-27 08:29:00

SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oli Valur Steindorsson, Chief Executive Officer of 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, wrote a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times that was published on April 17. Mr. Steindorsson wrote the letter in response to an April 10 editorial critical of the bluefin tuna industry. "Contrary to your...

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2011-04-19 11:30:00

More than 40 species of fish that are native to the Mediterranean Seas are threatened with extinction in the next few years, according to a survey from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing, pollution and the loss of habitat are to blame for the possible disappearance of half of the species of sharks and rays as well as at least 12 species of bony fish, report the AP. Although some of the endangered sharks and rays are not commercially valuable, they are...

2011-03-09 08:13:00

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company") today announced that following an acquisition of about 150 metric tons of live bluefin tuna in Croatia from an unrelated third party (hereinafter: "the Vendor") in January 2011, the Company has also concluded an agreement with the Vendor that secures the transfer of the Vendor's current tuna farming concessions in Croatia to Kali Tuna, Umami's Croatian subsidiary,...

2011-03-02 09:26:00

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first-ever national out-of-home campaign, the Tuna Council (http://tunathewonderfish.com/), a division of the National Fisheries Institute, has turned to the Health Club Media Network (HCMN) (www.hcmn.com), part of Outcast Media, to promote "TunatheWonderfish." The one-month comprehensive campaign, beginning March 2, is being funded in large part by the three major U.S. tuna brands - Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist. It targets...

2011-02-28 07:59:00

SAN DIEGO, California, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) (the "Umami" or the "Company") today announced net income attributable to Umami stockholders for the three months ended December 31, 2010 of $1.4 million on revenue of $14.4 million. On November 30, 2010 Umami completed the acquisition of Baja Aqua Farms (Baja) and, accordingly, the results of operations include one month (December 2010) with the financial results of Baja...

2010-12-09 09:45:00

SAN DIEGO, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company") today announced that it expects to have harvested approximately 1,400 metric tons of bluefin tuna, with a sales value of approximately $25 million, for the six months ending December 31, 2010. The Company expects to harvest approximately 400 metric tons of bluefin tuna at its Kali Tuna operation in Croatia and 1,000 metric tons at its Baja Aqua Farms operation...


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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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'