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2010-11-26 08:25:00

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday closed a section of the Gulf of Mexico to shrimping near the area where the massive oil spill earlier this year stemmed from as a precautionary move after a commercial fisherman found balls of tar in his shrimping net. NOAA said the closed area is about 4,200 square miles of Gulf federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and affects royal red shrimping. The move was taken after a "commercial shrimper,...

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2010-11-10 08:38:28

One of America's favorite seafood is shrimp. Did you know that they fossilize as well? Rodney Feldmann, professor emeritus, and Carrie Schweitzer, associate professor, from Kent State University's Department of Geology report on the oldest fossil shrimp known to date in the world. The creature in stone is as much as 360 million years old and was found in Oklahoma. Even the muscles of the fossil are preserved. Their study will be published in Journal of Crustacean Biology. "The oldest known...

2010-10-29 13:48:00

All Samples Test Within Safety Threshold SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fish, oysters, crab and shrimp. Trace amounts of the chemicals used in dispersants are common, and levels for safety have been...

2010-10-06 19:21:55

Fish byproducts may be a new source of fish feed, thanks to research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Hawaii. Research scientist Dong-Fang Deng and her colleagues with the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo, Hawaii, are collaborating with USDA food technologist Peter Bechtel to develop the new fish feeds. Bechtel is with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subarctic Agricultural Research Unit in Kodiak, Alaska. ARS is the USDA's principal intramural...

2010-08-23 12:26:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a side-by-side laboratory study looking at both Gulf and Atlantic seafood samples, The Daily Beast profiled large shrimp, crabmeat and red grouper, and the results demonstrated no detectable amounts of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or dispersant ingredients. Under FDA protocol, federal and state authorities each must determine that any patch of water is both free from oil and chemicals, both presently and in the near-term. Then, the state...

2010-08-17 14:58:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Stuart H. Smith, representing the United Commercial Fishermen's Association, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, public and private entities, and citizens harmed by the BP oil catastrophe, today issued this statement: "Independent water and seafood testing and analyses by Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery experts reveal that highly toxic chemicals remain in the water and food chain. These toxins pose a significant risk to marine...

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2010-08-17 06:10:00

The first shrimping season since BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill started on Monday, and Louisiana's commercial fishermen are now free to search a portion of the coastal waters for fish, shrimp and other catches.  However, concerns about the lingering effects of the massive oil leak remain. Nearly three-quarters of the nation's wild shrimp come from the Gulf of Mexico. The region is also a major crab fishery and oyster ground. Some of Louisiana's waters have been open for brown shrimping...

2010-08-04 16:36:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- APGA-SIF and Technical Toolboxes announce the launch of SHRIMP, the Simple, Handy, Risk-Assessment, Integrity, Management Plan, an online tool to help gas utility operators to create a written Distribution Integrity Management Plan required by new federal pipeline safety regulations. All utilities must have written plans in place by August 2, 2011. SHRIMP is an on-line program that uses a question and answer process to collect information about the design,...

2010-07-21 09:14:00

MCLEAN, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by the International Food Information Council Foundation revealed that more than 60 percent of Americans are more interested in hearing about what to eat than what not to eat. From "trans-fat free" to "no preservatives," these phrases about what not to eat bombard us from the grocery store to national television advertising campaigns. More than a dozen health and nutrition organizations recommend that we eat seafood at least twice a...

2010-06-24 15:30:00

HOUSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it will build and operate a shrimp hull processing facility at its Moss Point, Mississippi facility. The Company plans to install and operate shrimp hull processing equipment and then process shrimp hulls at its facility into high quality marine ingredients. The shrimp hull raw material will be provided...


Latest Shrimp Reference Libraries

Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp, Lepidurus packardi
2014-04-11 11:50:16

The vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) is a species of shrimp that can be found in California and southern areas of Oregon. Its range includes the Agate Desert in Oregon and many areas in California including the Central Coast, the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, and the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This species prefers to reside in vernal pools, which are now rare, but it can be found in other freshwater habitats including ditches, reservoirs, and ponds. The...

Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

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2009-01-17 17:58:21

The Yellow-headed Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is a species of fish found in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. The head and upper body of this species is light, but brilliant, and yellow in color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue. The Yellow-headed Jawfish keeps near its small territory, and is typically seen with only the head and upper section of its body sticking out from its burrow. It will also sometimes hover nearby. It is able to arrange material using its mouth to carry...

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2009-03-28 17:01:34

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea where it inhabited. The crustacean was called formerly Callianassa tyrrhena, but current common terminology for the species is Ghost Shrimp or Mud Shrimp. Fishermen in the Mediterranean have used it as bait for at least 200 years...

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2009-03-28 16:43:26

Palaemon serratus, traditionally referred to as the Common Prawn, is a species of shrimp located in the Atlantic Ocean from Denmark to Mauritania, and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The Common Prawn dwells in groups of about forty in rocky crevices at depths of up to 130 feet. The lifespan for these crustaceans is 3 to 5 years. Population of the species fluctuates through the seasons, but has a pronounced peak in the autumn. Females mature at a quicker rate than males. The Common...

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