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2011-12-28 08:05:00

MIAMI, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now is the time of year when most Americans resolve to make positive lifestyle changes toward better health. Often, though, these resolutions are too stringent and short-lived. When it comes to food, there's an emerging trend of Conscious Cuisine, offering consumers a path toward pleasure while preserving their health and the health of the earth. Verlasso®, the world´s first provider of harmoniously raised fish, is part of this...

2011-12-15 16:33:08

An international team of researchers studying sound production in perch-like fishes has discovered a link between two unrelated lineages of fishes, taking researchers a step closer to understanding the evolution of one of the fastest muscles in vertebrates. Understanding the evolution of such fast muscles has been difficult for researchers because slow movement of a swimbladder does not generate sound. In a study published online Nov. 29 in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, Virginia...

2011-12-15 12:30:00

DENVER, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood are associated with lower risk of heart disease, improved immune function, health advantages in preterm infants and possibly lower risk of suicide, according to new research. These findings and more are summarized in the December 2011 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life newsletters for health professionals and consumers, respectively. One study reported that healthy adults with the...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for measurements of air, water, soil and food, announced that the company had received the Red Herring Global 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111214/AQ22529LOGO) Red Herring's Global 100 list is a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and...

2011-12-12 09:46:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The January 15 auction of boats and watercraft is one of the top highlights scheduled for the Tampa Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival taking place in Tampa, FL. at the East Bay Speedway. Internet and live bidding during the boat auction will be provided. Over 100 boat repossessions, short sales, dealer trades, and private liquidations will be up for sale. The auction boat preview is all day Saturday, January 14 and the sale starts at 11:00 am...

2011-12-07 14:47:53

Environmental standards for farm-raised seafood often fall short A new report released today by the University of Victoria ranks eco-labels intended to distinguish seafood produced with less damage to the environment. It is the first study to evaluate how eco-labels for farmed marine fish compare to unlabeled options in the marketplace. "How Green is Your Eco-label?" is designed to help seafood buyers sort through competing sustainability claims and better identify those labels that...

2011-12-05 15:28:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What does Hot N Juicy Crawfish have in common with all of the other restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer? Nothing. With its unique twist on exceptionally fresh seafood and a touch of unexpected electrifying customer service, Hot N Juicy Crawfish was recently honored with an award from Las Vegas Weekly Magazine for "One of the Best Places to Eat With Your Hands in 2011." If there is a restaurant worth seeking out in Sin City, Hot N Juicy...

2011-11-29 18:00:00

Oysters offer one of natureâs sources of goodness, with the feeling of the English Coast being delivered to someoneâs door. Quintessentially recommends the top places in the UK to get these decadent delicacies fresh from the sea. London, UK (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Eating raw oysters is a uniquely invigorating experience for all those who try it, whether it is on an elegant date with a pearl of a woman or enjoying with friends at a trendy bar in London....

2011-11-29 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Phase of Harvesting of FY ending June 2012 Finalized - Tuna Prices Increase 38% From Last Harvesting Season 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, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Baja Aqua Farms has sold and delivered approximately $50 million worth of tuna...

DNA Testing For Seafood
2011-11-28 11:22:56

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) recently officially approved DNA barcoding for seafood in hopes of preventing the growing issue of the mislabeling, both locally produced and imported, into the United States, Rod McGuirk of the Associated Press (AP) reports. Regulators from other countries are also considering adopting DNA barcoding as a cost-effective and highly reliable tool for identifying organic matter. The barcoding of DNA is essentially a standardized fingerprint that can...


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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