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2009-08-17 11:34:13

A Great Lakes official says invasive Asian carp have made it miles beyond a Chicago barrier intended to keep the species out of Lake Michigan. Great Lakes Fishery Commission spokesman Marc Gaden said after genetic testing showed evidence of flying Asian carp five miles beyond the electric barrier of a Chicago canal, the power on the barrier was increased to prevent further incursions, The Detroit Free Press said Monday. These carp are clawing at the door now, Gaden said. The silver carp could...

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2009-07-28 14:10:00

The increase in demand for bluefin tuna has resulted in a call from Monaco and CITES to place Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna on the world's endangered species list.Monaco and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) claim that the increased demand for bluefin tuna has caused the species' population to decline in the Atlantic and Mediterranean during the past 10 years.Monaco said the bluefin population in the west Atlantic has...

2009-07-27 14:00:00

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With deadlines, holidays, and job searching, along with many other activities and errands, it seems as if buying a quick sandwich from the deli is the simplest option, and at a few dollars a day, it may not seem like much but it adds up. People spend hundreds of dollars eating out every month, hitting tight budgets. According to Fast Food Nation, Americans spend over $110 billion on fast food, more than they'll spend on movies, books,...

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2009-07-02 14:00:00

Scientists in Japan say they will breed a new "super-tuna" in the next ten years that will be stronger, more resistant to disease and taste better than the bluefin presently in the oceans, The Telegraph reported. Stocks of bluefin are currently in a global decline, but the scientists say the new super-tuna would be farm-raised to meet surging demand around the world for the traditional Japanese delicacy. University researchers are working closely with Japan's Fisheries Research Agency to...

2009-06-17 16:10:56

An Ohio 8-year-old who went out fishing with his dad landed a 53.5-pound carp, a fish that experts said may be the largest of its type ever caught in Ohio. Josh Cobb, who weighs in at 66 pounds, said his dad let him reel the mammoth fish in all by himself at the Newton gravel pit so there would be no doubt that the catch was his, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, reported Wednesday. The fish was weighed on a certified scale at Bethel Feed and Supply and the Game Warden has been contacted about certifying...

2009-06-04 11:31:56

State officials in Maryland say Atlantic striped bass caught in coastal waters should not be consumed because they may contain a toxic substance. The Baltimore Sun said Maryland Department of the Environment officials have urged the general public to avoid consuming striped bass and bluefish from coastal waters more than once a month. The warning from the state agency was in response to the recent discovery of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish caught in area coastal waters, the...

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2009-05-27 12:50:00

Restaurant chain Nobu has added warnings to the menus of its London locations advising patrons not to order the bluefin tuna because it is endangered. The Japanese food chain altered its menu to include a note informing customers that the fish, which is included in meals that sell for up to $51.46, is environmentally challenged and requests the patrons ask your server for an alternative, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Despite the warnings, foods containing bluefin tuna remain on the...

2009-05-07 18:00:00

Authorities in Illinois said an Asian carp in the Illinois River jumped out of the water knocked a man from his jet ski. The Pekin Fire Department said Tad Newell, 22, called 911 on his cell phone after the fish knocked him into the river and his jet ski began sinking, the Peoria (Ill.) Journal-Star reported Thursday. I turned to avoid a tire floating in the water, and an Asian carp flew up and hit the jet ski, Newell told the Pekin Daily Times. I went one way, and the (jet) ski went the...

2009-05-01 16:23:00

Researchers tested ocean water, did not measure mercury in any actual fish WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study about mercury in the Pacific Ocean is completely irrelevant to consumers who eat tuna and other marine fish, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) said today. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, whose work was published today in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, tested only ocean water, not fish. Despite the lack of any new data on...

2009-04-22 14:08:00

Seafood Wholesaler and Owner Charged with Conspiracy WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas L. Hallock, a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to 12 months in prison, for illegally overfishing striped bass also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. He was also fined $4,000 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $40,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to the benefit of the...


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Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

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