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2010-02-12 07:05:00

With Asian carp set to ravage the Great Lakes, the federal government has devised a 78.5 million dollar plan that cannot promise to fend off the predators, and does not utilize the most powerful weapon in its arsenal, the Associated Press reported. The most promising method to keep the carp from wreaking havoc in the lakes and threatening its $7 billion fishing industry is to cut the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River basin, which was built by engineers in Chicago over 100...

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2010-01-20 15:45:00

Officials said Tuesday that huge Asian carp - which act like "aquatic vacuum cleaners" and leap into the air when spooked by motorboats - may have invaded the Great Lakes despite a massive effort to block them. According to an AFP report, researchers analyzed water samples and discovered fragments of Asian carp DNA in Lake Michigan, although there is no evidence that the fast-breeding fish have breached electric barriers set up along Chicago-area waterways. "Clearly this is not good news,"...

2009-12-16 09:48:00

MONTPELIER, Vt., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cove enviro-thriller DVD released last week includes a bonus documentary "Mercury Rising" that highlights the dangers of mercury exposure. The new Cove-GotMercury online mercury-in-fish calculator was also launched with the DVD release. The Cove has mobilized people around the world to call for an end to the slaughter of 23,000 dolphins every year off the coast of Japan. The dolphin meat, containing extremely high levels of mercury,...

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2009-12-11 06:15:00

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are soon to roam the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry has reason to be concerned. Pat Chrysler, who has nearly 40 years of experience as a fishing guide on the Great Lakes, has seen the impact that other invasive species have had and is now worried about the effect the huge, ferocious Asian carp could have on the nation's largest bodies of freshwater. "It's like introducing piranhas to the Great Lakes," Chrysler told the Associated Press....

2009-11-03 09:49:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent nationwide consumer survey reported that Americans are paying closer attention to food safety and quality claims when purchasing food with mercury in seafood ranking as the top concern. The report was published by Context Marketing and conducted by MRops, Inc. Sixty-one percent of respondents cited mercury in seafood as their top food safety issue above pesticides (60 percent); and artificial hormones (58 percent). Concern for overall food...

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2009-10-25 06:00:00

Hawaii's State Board of Land and Natural Resources has voted to approve the development of the first tuna farm in the US. Hawaii Oceanic Technology's plan was approved in a 4-1 vote, which gives the company the go-ahead to put together an economically friendly environment to raise bigeye tuna. The firm has been approved to install three large cages in state waters off the island of Hawaii. The company will raise tuna from eggs and grow them in free-floating "oceanspheres." "There is only so...

2009-10-14 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement on the United States' failure to co-sponsor a proposal for consideration by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that would protect Atlantic bluefin tuna. The proposal was made by Monaco to ban the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna through a listing of the species on Appendix I...

2009-10-06 22:00:00

ZADAR, Croatia, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A vital step towards closed life cycle farming of the commercially valuable Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna (NBT) was achieved in the Adriatic farming sites of Kali Tuna, a Croatian tuna farming company and the laboratories of the University of Split. Marine scientists at Split University have confirmed that gametogenesis was completed and a number of tuna eggs were spawned in cages off the coast of Croatia. In the experiment over 800 pieces of brood stock...

2009-10-03 20:12:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., caught five walleyes weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces to give him a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 37 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour Championship presented by Berkley on the Missouri River in Bismarck, N.D. Steil earned $105,000 for his title in the nationally televised tournament that featured 108 anglers from 16 states and Canada. "I caught all my fish on one rod," said Steil. "I only...

2009-09-01 10:35:00

Administration Receives More Than 55,000 Comments Opposing Its Fisheries Proposal WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today joined 14 fishing and conservation organizations and more than 55,000 members of the general public in urging the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to reject its current proposal to allow commercial long-line fishermen to catch and sell more Atlantic bluefin tuna, an iconic species nearing collapse. Approximately 55,000...


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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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