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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...

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2010-03-26 09:57:42

Mexico's certification to export shrimp to the United States has been suspended because its trawls lack required protections for endangered sea turtles, the State Department said on Thursday. The ban on shrimp exports will come into effect beginning April 20, 2010, when the shrimping season ends. More than half of all Mexican shrimp is exported to the United States. The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service determined that Mexico's turtle excluder devices were no longer up to code with...

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2010-03-12 09:39:45

Central American shrimp and lobster populations are being threatened by illegal fishing and climate change, experts said on Thursday. The decline of such species is a huge impact on the two-billion-dollar-a-year fishing industry and could affect as many as 136,000 jobs. "Pollution and warmer waters are impacting our species," especially shrimp and lobster, said Mario Gonzalez, director of the Central American Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors (OSPESCA). Decreasing...

2010-02-11 07:01:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group USA, Foodbuy LLC and Contessa Premium Foods today announce the first successful implementation by a major food service company of sustainable purchasing standards for imported farm-raised shrimp. The standards - including independent, third-party audits - have been endorsed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO ) Foodbuy is the procurement company for...

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2009-07-25 13:35:00

A scientist reported Friday that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," where low amounts of oxygen in the water make it hard for anything to live there, is less than half the size as predicted earlier this year. Every year in the gulf bacteria, Which feed on algae blooms from the flow of farming runoff and other nutrients from the Mississippi River, cause the notorious hypoxic area to form in the Gulf. According to Nancy Rabalais, a researcher that specializes in the problem for the Louisiana...

2009-07-13 15:33:09

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today published a final rule in the Federal Register prohibiting the harvesting of krill in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. The rule goes into effect on August 12, 2009. Krill are a small shrimp-like crustacean and a key source of nutrition in the marine food web."Krill are the foundation for a healthy marine ecosystem," said Mark Helvey, NOAA's Fisheries Service Southwest...

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2009-05-08 06:10:00

If ocean temperatures rise, researchers report that Northern shrimp will be adversely affected and the population would go into decline. The Northern shrimp known as Pandalus borealis support commercial fisheries worldwide. The tiny creatures are an important part of the oceanic food chain and may serve as early indicators of changing climate due to their sensitivity to temperature. Researchers say Northern shrimp also seem to have an amazing sense of reproductive timing, releasing their...

2009-04-07 15:38:24

A Texas restaurant cook said a customer called police after complaining that her shrimp fried rice did not have the extra shrimp that she requested. Cook June Lee of A&D Buffalo's in Haltom City said the woman, who was at the restaurant with her boyfriend, called for a patrol officer at about 3 p.m. Monday after shouting about the number of shrimp in her dish, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Tuesday. She started yelling, and said that she wasn't happy, Lee said, adding that...

2009-03-24 11:38:00

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) includes a formal acknowledgement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other enforcement agencies that companies willing to illegally mislabel shrimp products to avoid paying antidumping duties are also evading U.S. food safety efforts. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA), which repeatedly has voiced concern over the unaddressed problem of illegal...


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Conservancy Fairy Shrimp, Branchinecta conservatio
2014-05-05 12:32:48

Scientific name: Branchinecta conservatio Common Names: Conservancy Fairy Shrimp Status: Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List on August 1, 1996 Geography: Native to the United States (Southern California) Conservation Information: The historical distribution of this species is unknown. However, places where the species is now known to occur (vernal pools in southern California) once held more continuous and larger populations than there are today. The species is known from...

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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