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2014-04-01 23:01:41

Researchers believe there is a multimillion dollar consumer market potential for this "underappreciated species." Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multimillion-dollar boost to the economy. The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program has funded...

2009-05-04 09:45:00

Hundreds of millions of these voracious predators are impacting every fishery in the region TRENTON, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented alliance of commercial, recreational and party/charter boat fishermen and associated businesses has formed Fishermen Organized for Rational Dogfish Management (FORDM) to deal with a looming crisis. FORDM has requested assistance from Dr. Jane Lubchenco, newly appointed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head, in dealing with an...

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2008-11-10 11:05:00

Sharks in the North Atlantic are in serious danger of being driven out of existence due to the fishing activities of nations such as Spain, Portugal, France and Britain, according to Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group said action must be taken immediately in order to change the current downward trend. Among new changes, the IUCN said tougher fishing controls would be needed in the European Union. A zero catch for spiny dogfish and all deepwater sharks...