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2010-07-01 18:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a five-week trial, a fish wholesaler and two of its employees were found guilty with purchasing illegally harvested striped bass, known locally as rockfish, from the Potomac River in Virginia and Maryland from 1995 through 2007, the Justice Department announced today. Ocean Pro Ltd. d/b/a Profish, one of the largest District of Columbia seafood wholesalers, its vice-president Timothy Lydon of Bethesda, Md., and its fish buyer,...

2010-06-23 16:21:00

Instance of Carp North of Barrier No Indication of Self-Sustaining Population CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, during routine monitoring efforts related to the control of Asian carp in the Illinois Waterway System, member agencies of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced that a single Asian carp has been found near Calumet Harbor. As a result of this latest development UnLock Our Jobs released the following statement: "A few isolated incidents of...

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2010-06-18 13:09:12

On Friday, environmental activists from the Sea Shepherd Society said they had "liberated" about 800 bluefin tuna that were caught by poachers and being towed by two fishing vessels off the coast of Libya. Sea Shepherd said in a press release that five scuba divers on Thursday afternoon cut open a circular holding net filled with fish below legal weight and caught after the fishing season closed. According to the release, the operation was carried out 42 miles off the coast of North Africa...

2010-06-03 06:00:00

Rep. Debbie Halvorson, UnLock Our Jobs Coalition Push for Rational Approach to Asian Carp CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a second massive fish kill produced no evidence of Asian carp in the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) upstream of current barriers, Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (D-11) and the UnLock Our Jobs coalition, a collection of concerned labor, agriculture, and business representatives will host a press conference tomorrow morning to call for...

2010-05-27 16:52:00

Massive fish kill yields no carp, proponents concede lock closure wrong step SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a one week lock closure to accommodate a fish kill on a two mile stretch of the Little Calumet River in search of Asian carp, none of the invasive species was found. As a result, proponents of lock closure now acknowledge their call for lock closure was unwarranted. Nick Schroeck, director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit admits,...

2010-04-21 09:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study ranking exposure risks from methylmercury finds that tuna accounts for over one third of total mercury exposure from seafood consumption in the United States. These key findings were published in a peer-reviewed paper by Dr. Edward Groth III, "Ranking the contributions of commercial fish and shellfish varieties to mercury exposure in the United States: Implications for risk communication," and appearing in the April 2010 issue of...

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2010-04-11 08:28:21

Two notorious Great Lakes invaders"”the zebra mussel and the round goby"”now play a central role in transferring toxic chemicals called PCBs up the food chain and into Saginaw Bay walleyes, one of that region's most popular sport fish. The links between zebra mussels, round gobies and contaminated Saginaw Bay walleyes is a disturbing example of unanticipated problems that can occur when non-native species get loose in the Great Lakes, said University of Michigan fishery biologist...

2010-03-26 07:27:00

Pew calls conference on global trade in endangered species a major disappointment DOHA, Qatar, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) concluded without providing any trade protections whatsoever for severely depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and four vulnerable species of sharks - scalloped hammerhead, oceanic white tip, porbeagle and spiny dogfish. "We cannot continue to...

2010-03-24 09:55:00

Need for protection intensifies after failed global attempt to prohibit commercial bluefin trade TAMPA, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 25 at 1 p.m. EDT, the Pew Environment Group will host a Web-based tele-press conference to detail its new campaign to protect bluefin tuna in its only known spawning area in the western Atlantic Ocean by prohibiting surface long-lining in the Gulf of Mexico. Following last week's failed attempt by governments at the Convention...

2010-03-01 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 3 at 11 a.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group will host a press call to discuss international trade restrictions proposed for iconic marine species at the upcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference. During this meeting, which takes place in Doha, Qatar from March 13 - 25, government delegates from almost 200 countries will vote on the fate of more than 40 over-exploited species...


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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