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2006-08-06 09:30:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Fishing nets with "exit holes" being introduced under a project to salvage depleted world fisheries are helping shrimp trawlers reduce unwanted extra catches by up to 70 percent, a U.N. study showed on Sunday. Catching shrimp, the world's most traded marine commodity worth almost $12 billion a year, is hugely wasteful because the fine-mesh nets also scoop up everything from tiny fish to sharks and turtles, which usually end up discarded...

2005-09-08 18:46:15

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Biologists expect to find major destruction when they take their first close-up look at Hurricane Katrina's impact on wildlife habitats and Louisiana's vital fishing industry, the state's top conservation official said on Thursday. Dwight Landreneau, Louisiana's secretary for the department of wildlife and fisheries, said until now biologists had been part of search and rescue efforts but would soon begin damage assessments to coastal areas, marshes...

2005-06-07 07:10:00

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Federal regulators have done too little to save the overfished red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a new lawsuit by environmental groups alleges. "It's a classic case of fiddling while Rome burns," said Aaron Viles, fisheries campaign director for the Gulf Restoration Network, which filed the lawsuit along with the Ocean Conservancy. The federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a federal judge to order the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, to implement stricter...

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2004-12-10 08:13:56

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sea turtles stand to gain protection from accidental killings through a new federal policy announced Thursday to require stricter documentation on imports of shrimp and shrimp products. Under current law, such imports are prohibited if the shrimp are harvested in ways harmful to sea turtles, the largest of which can grow to six to eight feet long and weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds. The new policy from the State Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection...


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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