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That Pricey Fish On Your Plate Might Be A Cheap Impostor
2012-12-11 13:44:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fresh seafood at some of Manhattan´s finest restaurants can come with a hefty price tag attached, so it might come as an outrage to some New York City foodies that the fish on their plates may be a cheap impostor. In a new study from Oceana, an international conservation group, DNA testing revealed that 39 percent of fish samples taken from 81 establishments in Manhattan were mislabeled. In some cases, the DNA-identified...

2012-12-04 12:21:17

BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New reports released today show widespread global mercury contamination of seafood and health effects from methylmercury in seafood occurring below the level that was considered "safe" just a few years ago. The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) [1], in cooperation with the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) [2], is facilitating the release of the three reports. "The level of mercury in the Pacific Ocean is projected to increase by 50% by...

Maine Lobsters Are Cannibals: They Eat Their Youngsters
2012-12-04 13:56:32

[Watch Video: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have ever had the pleasure of cracking into a freshly broiled Maine lobster, then you probably know just how succulent these marine crustaceans can be. But its not just us that find these creatures delectable; it seems the lobster itself cannot resist snacking on its fellow arthropods from time to time. Lobsters have long been known to attack and eat each...

How Old Is That Lobster?
2012-12-03 05:06:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While some scientists have estimated that lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old, a new study has revealed a method for determining exactly how old these crustaceans really are. Writing in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences University of New Brunswick (UNB) research associate Raouf Kilada and colleagues reveal that lobsters, much like trees, have rings hidden on their bodies that can be counted to...

2012-11-20 16:25:18

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has conducted a series of pilot audits under the newly launched Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification program, which recognizes responsible fish farming practices. The veteran third party certifier, among the first accredited certification bodies for the ASC, conducted pilot audits of an abalone (Great Southern Waters) farm in Australia and other aquaculture operations. (Logo:...

2012-11-15 12:27:52

OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada would like to remind Canadians that raw shellfish - such as oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles - can carry bacteria, viruses and toxins that can cause foodborne illness if they are not harvested, stored, handled or prepared appropriately. Shellfish is a nutritious food choice. As with all foods, it is important to store, handle and prepare shellfish appropriately to help prevent illness. In particular, children, pregnant women,...

2012-11-13 16:22:17

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Stewardship Council announced today that The Foley Fish Company, a fourth generation, family-owned, New England seafood business, renowned for its commitment to quality and stewardship, has obtained Chain of Custody certification in the Marine Stewardship Council program. The company sells to fine dining restaurants, resorts, hotels and specialty retailers across the country. The Foley Fish Company is an active participant in...

2012-11-13 12:23:17

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals® has received the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification for its processing plant in Bodo, Norway. The MSC is an international non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the health of the world's oceans, in part, by working with its partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis. "Since our founding, Nordic Naturals has been committed to the health of our oceans and to...

2012-11-02 15:21:22

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Third-party environmental certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced a new partnership with Alpha Hydraulic Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. (AHEC) of Japan to conduct audits of sustainable seafood businesses under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "Japan is a critical market for the implementation of...

Big Blue Eyeball Found On Florida Beach Belongs To Swordfish
2012-10-16 09:35:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A huge eyeball found on a Florida beach last week by a local resident is believed to be from a swordfish, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). On Monday, FWC experts said based on the color of the eye, its size and structure, and along with the presence of bone around it, the animal most-likely associated with it was the large, predatory sport fish. The FWC said DNA testing is currently underway...


Latest Seafood Reference Libraries

Lampert's Sea Cucumber, Synaptula lamperti
2013-04-30 15:18:06

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can also move by using the small, hook-like bones found along its body, attaching itself to the sea...

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

Spondylus Gaederopus
2013-04-14 21:00:13

Spondylus gaederopus, the common name being European thorny oyster, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Spondylidae. This species is found in the Black Sea, in the Mediterranean and in the adjacent Atlantic. This oyster has a reddish-purple shell reaching a length of 2.4 to 2.9 inches, covered with long, flat, and irregularly arranged spines. The two parts of the shells are hinged together with a ball and socket type hinge, rather than a toothed hinge as is more...

Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali
2013-01-28 14:44:54

Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at depths of up to 164 feet and can be found on rocky, vertical surfaces. In 1969, Rowe classified it within...

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

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