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2009-04-03 10:45:00

A new study shows that the population of false killer whales in waters close to Hawaii seems to have declined significantly over the past 20 years, the Associated Press reported.The report said that the dolphin species are likely dropping due to the declining food supplies and their tendency to get caught and injured on the longline fishing lines from commercial fishing vessels that can span 50 miles.Environmental activists recently sued the federal government for allegedly failing to prevent...

2009-03-16 07:00:00

New Entity Announces Initial Actions MCLEAN, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eminent marine scientists, major figures in the non-profit environmental community and leaders of the seafood industry have joined forces to establish the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a non-profit organization developed to respond to the growing threats to global tuna populations. Through this unique and unprecedented partnership, ISSF aims to undertake science-based initiatives...

2009-03-11 15:44:00

California Appellate Court Rejects Desperate Attempt To Stigmatize a Health Food SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the First Appellate Court of California upheld the original verdict in a 2006 case which established that the trace levels of mercury in canned tuna are naturally occurring, and too insignificant to require warning labels. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments on January 27, when Deputy Attorney General Sue Fiering argued that the labels should be...

2009-02-19 16:32:00

Estimated Market Value of Striped Bass Involved in the Illegal Transactions is at Least $2,150,000 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five St. Mary's County, Md., commercial fisherman pleaded guilty today to illegally overfishing striped bass also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. "Fishing limits in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River are designed to protect the healthy sustainable population of striped bass and ensure a viable fishery up and down the...

2009-02-13 21:09:01

Global climate change and world oil market trends are hurting tuna fishermen in the Philippines, experts say. In General Santos City, which is considered the country's Tuna Capital, fishermen say their catches are decreasing because of global warming and oil price disturbances, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Last year, the local tuna industry saw a slide of 22 percent in its production. Three years ago, the Philippines' tuna production ranked the fourth in the world,...

2009-01-30 15:57:00

Two More Indicted in Largest Ever Investigation into Illegal Commercial Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five commercial fishermen in St. Mary's County, Md., a fish wholesaler, its owner and an employee have been charged in Maryland and Washington, D.C., for their role in the illegal harvest, sale, and purchase of hundreds of thousands of pounds of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River from 2003 through 2007, the...

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2008-12-13 14:15:54

The federal government has, for many years, recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury. But there's now an ongoing debate between two top consumer protection agencies on whether that advice should be reconsidered to encourage all people to eat more fish, in order to promote healthy hearts. A new report from the Food and Drug Administration argues that the health benefits of eating fish outweigh...

2008-11-02 00:00:07

Governors of states bordering the Great Lakes have asked the U.S. government to speed up activation of a barrier designed to keep Asian carp out of the lakes. Federal officials worry that the electrified barrier might be dangerous for the crews of barges on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The barrier was completed two years ago but has yet to be activated, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The carp, imported to Arkansas 30 years ago, escaped into the Mississippi River system...

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2008-11-01 10:24:57

A giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing more than half a ton had the honor of being fitted with the 1000th electronic tracking tag placed on this threatened species when it was caught and released on Monday (October 20) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Port Hood, Nova Scotia. The prized fish, which measured 10 feet in length, was tagged by a scientific team from the Tag-A-Giant campaign of Stanford University, Dalhousie University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, working in collaboration with...

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2008-10-29 08:10:00

Atlantic sharks may have hope for the future thanks to an international team of scientists who want to ban the catching of eight species. They want to add a strict limit on the catch of two others to try to prevent population crashes. Sharks are vulnerable to over-fishing because they reproduce and grow slowly. However, there are currently no international limits on shark catch according to the non-profit Lenfest Ocean Program. The group found in a study that 10 species of Atlantic sharks...


Latest Sport fish Reference Libraries

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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