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2012-05-18 10:23:49

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting and fishing groups across the country voiced support for the Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive, scientific assessment of Bristol Bay. The 339-page assessment recognizes Bristol Bay as a singular, unmatched global fishery for sockeye salmon and highlights the imminent threats from the proposed Pebble mine. "Sportsmen and women thank the EPA. This report makes clear what hunters and anglers, thousands of...

2012-05-16 22:35:19

A team of Israeli and German scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces have found an enamel-like layer in the mandibles of freshwater crayfish, according to an article in Nature Communications titled "Enamel-like Apatite Crown Covering Amorphous Mineral in a Crayfish Mandible." Dr. Shmuel Bentov from BGU's Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering discovered that this species of crayfish...

2012-05-16 10:25:20

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, announced its third quarter financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Third Quarter Highlights Net revenue: $25.6 million Average revenue per kilogram of Bluefin Tuna sold: $29.15 Gross margin: 51.1% Operating income: $9.3 million Net income: $2.6 million Basic...

2012-05-16 10:24:37

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Agriculture and Health today advised Pennsylvanians to immediately discard and not consume any fresh or frozen shellfish from Korea due to a recent report from the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saying these products may be contaminated. While the FDA has not issued an official recall, states have been advised to treat Korean shellfish products as coming from an unapproved source. The shellfish...

2012-05-14 06:24:11

NEW ORLEANS, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the fifth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 26 at the New Orleans Convention Center. The culinary contest will be held as part of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE). Ten chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the coveted title of "King of Louisiana Seafood." Participating chefs include Cody Carroll of Hot Tails Louisiana Crawfish House in New...

2012-05-11 23:01:17

Projected Harvest Demonstrates Ongoing Success of Responsible Fisheries Management, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The summer season for wild Alaska salmon has officially opened with a projected harvest of 132 million fish. Should the actual harvest match or exceed this figure, 2012 will mark the 25th consecutive year of a harvest in excess of 100 million salmon. While initial openings are amongst the lower volume troll-caught salmon...

2012-05-11 06:24:26

MOBILE, Ala., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC) today announced the launch of a regional advertising campaign to promote seafood sold by Alabama businesses and sourced from Gulf and local waters. The campaign aims to drive demand for Alabama Gulf seafood, particularly among consumers in the state and restaurateurs across the region, by showcasing the coastal culture and educating people about the types of Alabama Gulf seafood available. "Alabama...

2012-05-08 06:26:08

Nova Southeastern University graduate student investigates the survival rates of juvenile swordfish under federal catch and release law HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jenny Fenton is passionate about swordfish. After all, they are a top ocean predator whose survival is vital to balancing the ocean's ecosystem as well as being an important food source. But years of overfishing in the Florida Straits --- where America's swordfish nursery is located --- have...

2012-05-04 10:21:41

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Greenpeace USA has ranked Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) number one in the U.S. on its grocery sustainability scorecard, which rates the Top 20 national grocery retailers on the sustainability of their seafood practices. In addition, Safeway was one of only two national retailers to score a green rating, the highest category of ratings that a grocer can score. This marks the first year in the six-year history...

Invasion Of The Oversized Crustaceans! Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade The US
2012-04-27 07:16:15

Giant cannibal shrimp are invading the coasts of America en masse -- and while it sounds like the work of a mad scientist in one of those cheesy, low-budget, black-and-white 1950s science-fiction movies, the danger (or rather, lack thereof) is all too real. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers have discovered that there were more than 10 times as many sightings of Asian tiger shrimp, which can grow to be more than a foot long...


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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