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2011-05-15 00:02:31

Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will enter the waters off the coast of Libya, an area declared to be in a state of war as NATO-backed rebel forces struggle to topple the despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with the goal of intercepting bluefin tuna poachers and freeing any illegally caught fish in attempt to save the species from nearing extinction. Friday Harbor, WA (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 Effective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

MANTA, Ecuador, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries, research scientists and tuna fishers boarded a vessel in Manta, Ecuador today and will spend the next two months at-sea launching the next phase of a globally coordinated project to promote effective, practical techniques to reduce the environmental impact of tuna fishing. Purse seine vessels, which use large nets to catch fish, provide the world with millions of tons of tuna every year. When crews use floating objects that attract...

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2011-05-03 09:43:00

On land, being small and lurking at the bottom of the food chain is a far better strategy for species survival than being big, fierce and perched on top, at least when humans are after you "“ just ask the mice and grizzly bears. But talk to sharks and anchovies and they'll tell you a different story, according to a new study of fisheries collapses led by Stanford researchers. Analyzing over 200 scientific assessments of fisheries around the globe, the team found that populations of...

2011-04-27 08:29:00

SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oli Valur Steindorsson, Chief Executive Officer of Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company"), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, wrote a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times that was published on April 17. Mr. Steindorsson wrote the letter in response to an April 10 editorial critical of the bluefin tuna industry. "Contrary to your...

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2011-04-19 11:30:00

More than 40 species of fish that are native to the Mediterranean Seas are threatened with extinction in the next few years, according to a survey from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing, pollution and the loss of habitat are to blame for the possible disappearance of half of the species of sharks and rays as well as at least 12 species of bony fish, report the AP. Although some of the endangered sharks and rays are not commercially valuable, they are...

2011-04-12 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is on track to stop selling all red-rated swordfish and tuna at its seafood counters nationwide by this Earth Day, April 22, 2011. Last September, Whole Foods Market announced this deadline for sourcing swordfish and tuna more sustainably as part of a larger initiative to move toward fully-sustainable seafood departments. For more than a decade, the company has maintained a strong partnership with the Marine...

2011-03-09 08:13:00

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) ("Umami" or the "Company") today announced that following an acquisition of about 150 metric tons of live bluefin tuna in Croatia from an unrelated third party (hereinafter: "the Vendor") in January 2011, the Company has also concluded an agreement with the Vendor that secures the transfer of the Vendor's current tuna farming concessions in Croatia to Kali Tuna, Umami's Croatian subsidiary,...

2011-03-03 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie's pumped! StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today its involvement in the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival as a national sponsor. More than 175,000 fitness-minded consumers from 50 states and 40 nations are expected to attend the Expo, which will be conducted in Columbus, Ohio from March 3 - 6, 2011. "StarKist is proud to be a national sponsor and...

2011-03-02 09:26:00

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first-ever national out-of-home campaign, the Tuna Council (http://tunathewonderfish.com/), a division of the National Fisheries Institute, has turned to the Health Club Media Network (HCMN) (www.hcmn.com), part of Outcast Media, to promote "TunatheWonderfish." The one-month comprehensive campaign, beginning March 2, is being funded in large part by the three major U.S. tuna brands - Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist. It targets...

2011-02-28 07:59:00

SAN DIEGO, California, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) (the "Umami" or the "Company") today announced net income attributable to Umami stockholders for the three months ended December 31, 2010 of $1.4 million on revenue of $14.4 million. On November 30, 2010 Umami completed the acquisition of Baja Aqua Farms (Baja) and, accordingly, the results of operations include one month (December 2010) with the financial results of Baja...


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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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