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2014-01-09 16:22:04

The University of Michigan Achieves Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M's Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back...

Elephant Shark DNA Decoded
2014-01-08 15:35:28

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic blueprint of the elephant shark - the oldest living animal in the cartilaginous fish family and the first to have its DNA decoded. Among fish, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays stand out because their skeleton is not made of bones. Their body is supported instead by cartilage, a flexible tissue that resembles muscle. Analysis of the elephant shark’s DNA...

2013-12-19 23:32:35

According to Saving Seafood, the OZY article relies largely on outdated and invalidated claims which have been called into questioned by multiple reputable scientists in journals, in the New York Times and and on National Public Radio. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 (Saving Seafood) - Warning that “within our lifetimes, the world’s supply of fish could collapse entirely,” the startup news website OZY last week promulgated claims about the depletion of ocean fish based on...

2013-12-12 23:04:10

Join the Aquarium and Fleet Landing Restaurant for Dinner Featuring Local Catch Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Sustainable seafood awaits you and a date in the heart of downtown Charleston for the last Sustainable Seafood dinner of the year, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on December 16, 2013. Fleet Landing’s Executive Chef Drew Hedlund will be creating a tantalizing four-course dinner with wine pairings featuring local oysters prepared two ways. Dinner offerings include: -- Duo...

2013-12-11 23:00:53

Duke’s earned a 4.5 Blue Fish rating from Fish2Fork, making it the highest-rated restaurant in Washington State on the site. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Duke’s Chowder House is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 4.5 grade Blue Fish Rating from the UK-based Fish2Fork organization. The top rating possible is a 5. Duke’s currently holds the highest rating in Washington State. A not-for-profit company based in London, Fish2Fork is a website dedicated to rating...

2013-11-21 23:05:01

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Fish and fish products. Russian market of fish and fish products: forecast for 2013-2016. London (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Subject of research: MARKET OF FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS Goal of research: EVALUATION OF MARKET CONDITIONS AND FORECAST OF ITS DEVELOPMENT FOR 2013-2016 Regions of research: RUSSIA REGIONS OF RF Basic units of research: WORLD MARKET OF FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS VOLUME OF RUSSIAN MARKET OF FISH AND FISH PRODUCTS...

2013-11-15 23:20:18

Alaska chef takes home a winter's worth of wild seafood for best photo. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is delighted to announce Sara Squarstoff as the winner of the “Show Us Your Alaska Seafood” Instagram Contest. Her photo of home-canned Alaska salmon impressed the ASMI board and committee members, who voted on the winner from a group of 3 finalists that had been selected from over 100 entries. As the winner, Squarstoff will...

2013-10-07 23:01:19

Enjoy a taste of the sea while eating responsibly. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Get your gloves, shucking knives and taste buds ready to join us for the next Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place at Kiawah Island’s Mingo Point on Saturday, October 12, 2013 starting at 4 p.m. The dinner, featuring local oysters and sustainably caught seafood, will highlight locally sourced ingredients paired with craft brewed beer for a night to remember. Executive Chef Brian McGowan has...


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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