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2013-01-19 23:04:45

Harvesting of wild Alaska pollock, the nation´s largest sustainable fishery, will begin Sunday, January 20 Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 The harvest season for Alaska pollock, the nation's largest fishery, opens Sunday, January 20. The 2013 Alaska pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska is 1,387,146 metric tons, 3.8% higher than last year's TAC of 1,335,944 metric tons. Alaska pollock accounts for approximately 30% of all...

Snapshot Of Pupfish Evolution In Action
2013-01-10 15:28:17

University of California - Davis Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, a pursuit that has helped him create one of the most comprehensive snapshots of natural selection in the wild and demonstrated a key prediction in evolutionary biology. "We can see a surprisingly complex snapshot of natural selection driving the evolution of new specialized species," said Martin, who with Professor Peter Wainwright...

2012-12-28 05:03:24

FDA reverses product recall on South Korean Oysters. Crown Prince Oysters are now available for purchase. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 After many months of close negotiations with the Food and Drug Administration, notice was given to all suppliers of molluscan shellfish from South Korea that FDA had reversed its decision issued last May to recall this product. Dustan Hoffman, President of Crown Prince, stated “We want to assure retailers and consumers that we do not...

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...

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...


Latest Seafood Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

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...

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