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2014-08-05 23:02:22

Master’s thesis research conducted from University of New England Marine Science Professor James Sulikowski's laboratory and published in the Public Library of Science-One (PLOS) suggests that spiny dogfish may remain in one region over the course of a year, moving to cooler waters in the summer and warmer inshore waters in winter, rather than migrating up and down the U.S. coast. In addition, their movement within the water column suggests distinct daily patterns and that this shark...

2014-04-01 23:01:41

Researchers believe there is a multimillion dollar consumer market potential for this "underappreciated species." Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multimillion-dollar boost to the economy. The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program has funded...

2010-03-23 09:29:00

Rejection of Scientific Data for Other Threatened Sharks Undermines Conservation Effort DOHA, Qatar, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government delegates attending the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted today to list porbeagle sharks in Appendix II of the treaty, but rejected protections for three other vulnerable shark species. An Appendix II listing requires exporting countries to ensure that international trade is legal and will not...

2009-05-04 09:45:00

Hundreds of millions of these voracious predators are impacting every fishery in the region TRENTON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented alliance of commercial, recreational and party/charter boat fishermen and associated businesses has formed Fishermen Organized for Rational Dogfish Management (FORDM) to deal with a looming crisis. FORDM has requested assistance from Dr. Jane Lubchenco, newly appointed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head, in dealing with an...

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2008-11-10 11:05:00

Sharks in the North Atlantic are in serious danger of being driven out of existence due to the fishing activities of nations such as Spain, Portugal, France and Britain, according to Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group said action must be taken immediately in order to change the current downward trend. Among new changes, the IUCN said tougher fishing controls would be needed in the European Union. A zero catch for spiny dogfish and all deepwater sharks...

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2008-09-16 13:25:00

Conservationists agree that major changes to rules on shark finning are needed to preserve the health of the world's shark populations. Confusing regulations and poor enforcement mean rule breaking is common, according to campaign group Oceana. Actor and activist Ted Danson said proper management could rescue the species in decline. Over half of ocean-going sharks, and about a third of European species, are threatened with extinction. Danson said the basic problem is it's a fishery that's not...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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