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2009-03-13 12:29:04

New tracking and observing technologies are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, according to a new study.

2009-03-11 15:44:00

California Appellate Court Rejects Desperate Attempt To Stigmatize a Health Food SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the First Appellate Court of California upheld the original verdict in a 2006 case which established that the trace levels of mercury in canned tuna are naturally occurring, and too insignificant to require warning labels.

2009-02-13 21:09:01

Global climate change and world oil market trends are hurting tuna fishermen in the Philippines, experts say. In General Santos City, which is considered the country's Tuna Capital, fishermen say their catches are decreasing because of global warming and oil price disturbances, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Last year, the local tuna industry saw a slide of 22 percent in its production.

2009-01-28 06:30:00

Investment in Thunnus Overseas Group, market-leading processor and distributor, further diversifies ECP's portfolio WASHINGTON, Jan.

2008-12-18 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent publicity of mercury poisoning in Broadway Actor Jeremy Piven from his regular consumption of sushi highlights the prevalence and magnitude of exposure risk associated with eating certain seafood, say advocates.

2008-12-15 09:45:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union is deeply disturbed that the Food and Drug Administration is contemplating relaxing its fish-consumption advice for vulnerable populations such as women of child-bearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants.

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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.

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2008-11-25 16:15:00

In a move environmental groups called a “mockery of science”, nations with involvement in trading Mediterranean bluefin tuna voted to maintain catches at levels nearly 50 percent above “safe” levels.

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2008-11-01 10:24:57

A giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing more than half a ton had the honor of being fitted with the 1000th electronic tracking tag placed on this threatened species when it was caught and released on Monday (October 20) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Port Hood, Nova Scotia.

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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.


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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