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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...

2009-09-01 08:25:00

In the open ocean, species of large predatory fish will swim and hunt for food at various depths, which leads to unique diets in these fish. Oceanographers and geologists in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of HawaiÊ»i at Mānoa (UHM) and colleagues have found that those fish that hunt deeper in the open ocean have higher mercury concentrations than those that feed near the surface of the ocean because...

2008-12-25 08:15:00

 Last year, a certain Mr. Claus got a very nice gift.Terry Claus, captain of a 53-foot charter boat called The Qualifier, received something that helped him avoid a disaster at sea--namely, data transmitted onto his GPS screen. If "data" isn't your idea of a Christmas gift, just listen:"One night, my wife, children, and I were fishing for swordfish 25 miles off the Miami coast," says Claus. "We saw black clouds to the west. That's not unusual where we live. Florida storms sometimes build...

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...

2008-10-29 14:31:16

Scientists reported on Wednesday that one-third of the world's ocean fish catch is ground up for animal feed "” a potential problem for marine ecosystems and a waste of a resource that could directly nourish humans. Anchovies, sardines, menhaden and other small- to medium-sized fish often thought of as bait are being used to feed pigs, chickens and farm-raised fish, researchers wrote in a study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. The study said...

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...

2008-10-18 00:00:10

U.S. and international scientists are calling for protected "swimways" to save leatherback sea turtles and hammerhead sharks from fishing nets. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's World Conservation Congress adopted a resolution this week calling for protected areas along the Pacific leatherback's migratory routes. "Leatherback sea turtles survived the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, but they are unlikely to survive our unsustainable appetite for swordfish and...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Catherine Evans A SIX-FOOT long sword- Catherine Evans fish - usually found in the Pacific Ocean - has been washed up on Barry Island beach. The large fish - weighing more than 150lbs - was discovered by beach inspectors on the shore at Whitmore Bay in the early hours of yesterday. The rare specimen quickly attracted attention from marine biologists all across the UK, who were eager to take the fish to their centres for analysis. But it was decided to keep it locally at the...

2008-01-09 06:00:00

MIAMI -- The recent development of daytime recreational deep-dropping in South Florida is a double-edged swordfishery, according to participants. Catching big swordfish under the sun has been a huge boon to the charter boat industry and the recreational community. However, the practice has spawned fears among some of overfishing a valuable resource only recently bouncing back from collapse in the 1980s. "Now the cat is out of the bag," said captain Richard Stanczyk, owner of Bud `n'...

2007-07-25 00:05:00

MONTEREY, Calif. - Jumbo squid that can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh more than 110 pounds is invading central California waters and preying on local anchovy, hake and other commercial fish populations, according to a study published Tuesday. An aggressive predator, the Humboldt squid - or Dosidicus gigas - can change its eating habits to consume the food supply favored by tuna and sharks, its closest competitors, according to an article published in the Proceedings of the National...

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2007-04-05 00:16:31

The Mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus, also known as Dolphin-fish, Dolphin, and Dorado are surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. They are one of only two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the Pompano dolphin-fish. The name "mahi-mahi" ("strong-strong" in Hawaiian), particularly on restaurant menus, has been adopted in recent years to avoid confusing these fish with dolphins, which are mammals. They are also commonly...

2007-04-03 00:27:56

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...

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