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2010-12-08 17:19:00

In the news release, Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Consumer Reports over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the 3rd paragraph needed to be revised to clarify Consumer Reports' recommendations for how much tuna a child should eat. The complete, revised release follows: Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna Younger Women and Children Should Limit How Much Tuna They Eat; Pregnant...

2010-12-07 05:42:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest tests of 42 samples from cans and pouches of tuna bought primarily in the New York metropolitan area and online confirm that white (albacore) tuna usually contains far more mercury than light tuna. Canned tuna, Americans' favorite fish, is the most common source of mercury in our diet. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that women of childbearing age and young...

2010-12-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) (the "Umami" or "Company") today announced that the Company completed the acquisition of Baja Aqua Farms, Mexico's leading producer of bluefin tuna. In July 2010, The Company acquired 33% interest in Baja Aqua Farms along with an option to acquire an additional 66.98%. Umami exercised their option and the transaction closed with the result that Baja is now a 99.98% owned subsidiary of...

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2010-11-27 15:40:00

Researchers at the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) have taken a new step towards achieving the domestication of bluefin tuna. A dozen juveniles have been adapted to the captivity in land based facilities, something that had already been successfully achieved in Japan, Australia and the USA in other species of tuna.Research scientists Fernando de la Gándara and Aurelio Ortega, along with technicians Juan Ram³n Prieto and Javier Viguri from the tuna culture team at the IEO, have...

2010-11-27 11:16:00

Shark protections important, but not enough PARIS, Nov. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to decisions made at this year's meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. "ICCAT member governments today adopted measures to protect oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks, but were unable to provide real protection for Atlantic...

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2010-11-24 12:40:00

According to a new report based on genetic analysis, 30 percent of cannned tunas tested in a dozen countries were mislabeled or had other irregularities. Some of the 50 brands sampled contained different species of tuna across the same product, or had two different species in the same can. Some cans labeled as skipjack also had bigeye or yellowtail tuna, both species with declining populations.  The independent report was timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the International...

2010-11-16 10:18:00

Mismanagement Fails Atlantic Fish and Fishermen PARIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) begins in Paris, the Pew Environment Group is urging ICCAT member nations to create spawning ground sanctuaries for Atlantic bluefin tuna, suspend this imperiled fishery, strengthen conservation measures for sharks and stop illegal fishing. For the past 30 years, ICCAT member countries have...

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2010-11-15 09:05:00

Fishing proponents and environmental conservationists are gearing up for what could well be a heated battle over fishing quotas during an international summit due to commence later this week. The 48 member nations of the Madrid-based International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will gather for a 10-day period, starting on Wednesday. At issue will be Atlantic bluefin tuna quotas, which currently stand at 13,500 metric tons. According to Leigh Thomas of Reuters, the...

2010-11-09 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 11 at 10 a.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group will host a tele-briefing to discuss how illegal fishing, "crystal ball" management and chronic overfishing continue to threaten the sustainability of Atlantic bluefin and several species of sharks. This call will prepare journalists for an upcoming meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), a fisheries body that manages...

2010-11-08 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, Managing Director of the Pew Environment Group, issued a statement following the release of a new report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that exposes how fraud and intentional misreporting throughout the supply chain for Atlantic bluefin tuna have contributed to a thriving black market. "The entire bluefin tuna supply chain in the Mediterranean is mismanaged and subject to cheating and...


Latest Tuna Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

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...

Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most other tuna species. It will eat the tiny larvae of king shrimp and mantis shrimp, true shrimp, and...

Albacore, Thunnus alalunga
2012-04-02 15:56:46

The Albacore, (Thunnus alalunga), also known as the Albacore Tuna, Albicore, Longfin, Albies, Pigfish, Tombo ahi, Binnaga, Pacific Albacore, German Bonito, Longfin Tuna, Longfin Tunny, and just Tuna, is a species of fish in the Scombridae family. It is the only species of tuna they is marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. It is found in open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The adult Albacore measure up to 4.5 feet in length and...

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