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2009-02-18 08:45:00

Shrimp, a vital foundation of income for many developing countries, are becoming more susceptible to overfishing, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesday. Overfishing of shrimp can then corrupt ecologically significant seagrass beds and coastal regions, the UN agency wrote in the report, "The Global Study of Shrimp Fisheries." Shrimp is one of the most principal kinds of fishery product for many countries, creating total revenues of 10 billion dollars or 16...

2009-02-03 12:03:06

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people allergic to dairy products not to consume Summersweet-brand lobster and shrimp dip. The CFIA said the manufacturer, Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc., says the recalled product contains milk that is not declared on the label, posing a health risk for people allergic to milk protein. The lobster and shrimp dip package bears UPC 0 67950 00103 7, lot code 751353 and a Best Before date of 09FE12 -- Feb. 12, 2009. It was distributed in Quebec and...

2008-12-08 22:32:34

A smattering of Asian tiger shrimp weighing up to a half-pound are being caught off the coast of South Carolina, local trawlers say. The trawlers said five of the jumbo shrimp have been caught in recent weeks, The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported Monday. The tiger shrimp, which are native to Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Australia, can grow as large as lobster, the newspaper said. David Knott, a marine biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said he doesn't know...

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2008-11-27 10:25:00

Fishery experts have known for years that shrimp trawling operations in the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of Red Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular marine fish on the seafood menu. While it's clear that thousands of young snapper are killed and wasted after being inadvertently "by-caught" in shrimp nets, new research from Texas Christian and Louisiana State universities finds shrimp trawling also may be raising the level of toxic mercury in...

2008-11-11 12:00:18

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market today announces the arrival of "Shrimpsgiving" in its seafood departments nationwide. "Both our fully-cooked and raw shrimp are great grab-and-go value items, and they make quick and tasty additions to special meals, and easy yet elegant appetizers for Thanksgiving or for any occasion during the holiday season," said David Pilat, global seafood coordinator for Whole Foods Market. Shrimpsgiving celebrates the little-known...

2008-10-14 09:00:29

Global Food Technologies ("GFT"), a California based bio-tech company specializing in food safety, today announced its first shrimp contract in Vietnam. The contract calls for installation of GFT's proprietary equipment in the FIMEX Vietnam processing facilities in Soc Trang, Vietnam during January 2009. iPura, GFT's food safety brand marketed as "The Highest Standard in Food Safety," will enter the U.S. seafood market with Chinese tilapia, Chilean salmon and Vietnamese shrimp in the first...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

BEDFORD, NS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian coldwater shrimp join Argentine scallops as Clearwater Seafoods' second MSC certified offering. The Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Canadian northern prawn fishery as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. "This is an exciting and important achievement," says Clearwater's CEO, Colin MacDonald. "Not only for Clearwater but for Canada" noting the fishery is the first Canadian fishery to achieve MSC certification....

2008-09-22 03:00:18

By Anonymous U.S. Commerce Secretary M. Carlos Gutierrez today announced a formal determination of a fishery resource disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, due to the devastation following hurricanes Gustav and Ike. "The economic impacts of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike on fishing communities in the Gulf of Mexico will hurt these communities," Gutierrez said. "We have a lot of work to do, but this disaster determination is an important step in the recovery process." The determination authorizes...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By KRISTEN GELINEAU By Kristen Gelineau | The Associated Press Marine scientists have discovered hundreds of new animal species on reefs in Australian waters, including brilliant soft corals and tiny crustaceans, according to findings released Thursday. // The creatures were found during expeditions run by the Australian chapter of CReefs, a global census of coral reefs that is one of several projects of the Census of Marine Life, an international effort to catalog all life in the...

2008-09-12 03:00:00

By Jones, Keithly Harvey, David J; Hahn, William; Muhammad, Andrew Estimates of price and scale elasticities for U.S. consumed shrimp are derived using aggregate shrimp data differentiated by source country. Own-price elasticities for all countries had the expected negative signs, were statistically significant, and inelastic. The scale elasticities for all countries were positive and statistically significant at the 1% level with only the United States and Ecuador having scale elasticities...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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