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2011-11-29 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Phase of Harvesting of FY ending June 2012 Finalized - Tuna Prices Increase 38% From Last Harvesting Season Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Baja Aqua Farms has sold and delivered approximately $50 million worth of tuna...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

2011-11-17 10:57:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new participants will join the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation - a coalition of tuna processors, leading scientists and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization - to improve the sustainability efforts of tuna stocks around the world. "The growth of our membership means even more resources and stakeholders to help meet our goals," ISSF President Susan Jackson said. "We welcome these three new partners to the table...

2011-09-25 20:06:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EverStart Pro Dan Stier of Mina, S.D., caught five walleyes weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship on the Missouri River. Stier had a four-day catch of 18 walleyes weighing 69-4. He won by more than 4-pounds over his closest competitor in an event featuring the top 40 pro and 40 co-anglers from the 2011 National Guard FLW Walleye Tour season. Stier took home $70,000 for his efforts. "This is...

2011-09-06 22:29:26

The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will take place in Seattle from Sept. 4-8, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World." For more information, visit http://afs2011.org/ All talks will be at the Washington State Convention Center. Highlighted USGS presentations are below: Eat but don't get eaten: after restoration, young salmon better off: Habitat restoration has had major...

2011-07-26 14:01:34

For a decade researchers in Seattle have worked to solve the mystery of why adult coho salmon are dying prematurely in urban streams when they return from the ocean to mate and spawn. In a study published in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management the team use models to estimate the potential impact of urban land development on the salmon population in the decades ahead. Stricken coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) show a syndrome of disorientation, equilibrium loss, and other...

2011-07-25 20:40:19

An international team of scientists assessed the population status of several fish species A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 species of "scombrids," which include tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels, and billfishes, which include swordfish and marlins, classified seven as threatened with extinction and four as "near threatened" for the IUCN Red List of Threatened...

2011-07-23 18:56:00

OCONTO, Wis., July 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Stephen Paulsen of Peshtigo, Wis., and co-angler Joe Ebel of Waukesha, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 32 pounds, 6 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament presented by Evinrude on Green Bay. Paulsen had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 92-5. He won by more than 11-pounds over his closest competitor, Danny Plautz, in event featuring anglers from 17 states and Canada. Paulsen took home $55,000 for his...

2011-06-30 08:38:00

Pew points to plunging whitetip numbers LA JOLLA, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governments will soon have a chance to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined so much in the eastern Pacific that catch numbers have been reduced to almost zero. Tuna fisheries are primarily responsible for the drastic decrease in population of one of the most prolific and widespread shark species, the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus)....

2011-06-11 20:10:00

WALKER, Minn., June 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Kevin Carstensen of Merrill, Wis., and co-angler Alan Wegleitner of Somerset, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour on Leech Lake presented by Mercury. Carstensen had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 41-11. He won by 4-pounds over his closest competitor in an event featuring anglers from 17 states and took home $63,000 for his efforts. Link to image of champions,...


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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