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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. 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...

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2008-10-14 14:29:02

Major calls for temporary closure of a Mediterranean tuna fishery business have been backed by major tuna-fishing nations, as they have been branded a "disgrace" by a recent expert report. The World Conservation Congress passed a motion calling for closure of the bluefin fishery until scientifically sound recovery plans are in place. They say catches are estimated to be about four times higher than scientists recommend. Both Spain, which has the biggest quota for Mediterranean tuna, and...

2008-10-13 06:00:27

On 13 October, the website of the Indonesian daily Kompas reported that the Indonesian Government is attempting to secure a larger quota for southern bluefin or western bluefin tuna because the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) has set the Indonesian quota at only 750 tonnes per year. This quota is thought to be too small in comparison with the catch size, vessels and fishing companies in Indonesia. "How to increase and divide the quota, whether it is based on...

2008-10-11 06:00:18

The Middle East food service market is estimated to be worth more than USD 31 billion annually, according to recent studies, with the growing population, relatively high purchasing power and significant rise in the number of tourists considered as the primary factors sustaining the market's multibillion dollar operations. Reports have also revealed that the region is the largest consumer of canned tuna from Thailand in terms of export volume, due to the growing demand for such products within...

2008-10-08 12:00:19

Americans will be going to the polls in all fifty states this November to pick a new president, vice president, and Congress. But starting today and throughout the election season, Americans of all political stripes can cast their vote for protecting their favorite fish from overfishing and other environmental dangers. Depending on whether voters prefer shrimp cocktail to tuna steaks, this could get every bit as heated and closely fought as the ongoing presidential campaign. Ocean...

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2008-10-03 12:44:43

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is the largest and most sought-after of all tunas, weighing as much as 1,400 pounds and capable of fetching as much as $50,000 or more in Asian markets where its meat is a prized commodity, one big reason why its numbers have declined precipitously since the 1970s. New research findings reported in Science have critical implications for how bluefin tuna are managed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A team of international researchers led by Dr. Jay Rooker of Texas...

2008-10-01 09:00:22

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Deborah Kuo] Kaohsiung, Oct. 1 (CNA) - A mechanism between Taiwan and New Zealand to help uncover illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities (IUU fishing) has been activated recently, the Fisheries Agency under the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The Fisheries Agency said that Taiwanese deep-sea fishing boats operating in the West and Central Pacific Ocean should let New Zealand...

2008-09-26 06:00:00

By Sharon Noguchi; Mercury News If you down a plate of maguro for lunch or can't go a week without a dragon roll, the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to have a word with you. They're hoping that the next time a toro-loving connoisseur bellies up to the sushi bar, he'll think about not only personal health but also the health of the planet. The aquarium, along with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Blue Ocean Institute, on Thursday expanded a sustainable seafood guide...

2008-09-24 15:00:17

By Helena Pozniak YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT A rundown of the foods that provide the key to a longer and healthier life "Energy in, energy out" is a useful mantra when exercising, says the Fitness Industry Association. In other words, don't shovel down the calories just because you've worked out. It's a myth for most people doing moderate levels of exercise that you need a specific diet, extra protein or high energy foods. Don't neglect your fruit and vegetables, say dieticians, which remain as...

2008-09-04 06:00:11

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) today publishes its annual list of which fish to eat, and which to avoid. It gives advice on more than 150 species, recommending 69 stocks should be avoided as they are unsustainable due to overfishing, poor...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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