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  • Say Goodbye to Your Tuna Melts Because We've Ruined the Ocean

    09/04/2014 12:52:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Skeptics Guide to the Universe ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kate Christian
    According to a study published in Nature, oceanic mercury levels have tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Far surpassing earlier estimates, data collected during research cruises from 2006-2011 in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans has revealed a 340% increase in surface-level mercury content. During the cruises, deep seawater samples (depths up to 5km) were compared to surface water samples. The analysis implicates the burning of fossil fuels as the primary culprit of this dramatic rise, with mining activities thought to have also contributed a significant amount.
  • Watch Out Fishermen! Obama Is Planning a “Seafood Fraud” Crisis

    06/22/2014 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Obama has a plan to ruin the seafood supply chain with regulations and it’s gonna cost ya. Secretary of State John Kerry has found a new cause now that he’s fresh off his mid-East failures. He is directing federal agencies to work on developing a program to combat seafood fraud upon orders from the imperial president. This follows up Mr. Obama’s proclamation that he would implement his climate change agenda using a pen and a phone. It also follows Mr. Obama’s seizure of a huge swath of the Pacific Ocean for the government, making it inaccessible for drilling and fishing....
  • School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

    03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    The Truth Wins ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people...
  • Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice

    12/07/2013 2:07:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 07 Dec 2013 | Tom Porter
    This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged the stocks of the popular shrimp, also known as northern shrimp, to be dangerously low. "Shrimp is just one of those treasures in the winter of Maine," says Taylor, who co-owns the upscale Hugo's Restaurant in downtown Portland with Wiley. The restaurant sits just yards from the city's working waterfront and the two pride themselves on serving fresh, local seafood. Maine shrimp normally hit the menu in January or February. They may...
  • Fukushima Radiation Now A Global Disaster: Japan Finally Asks World For Help, Two Years Too Late

    10/11/2013 8:20:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    International Business ^ | 10/7 | Dave Smith
    The March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, but it took two and a half years after the fact for the Japanese government to ask the world for help. On Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan is finally open to receiving global aid to contain the ever-growing disaster at Fukushima, where radioactive water leaks continue to contaminate the Pacific Ocean’s ecosystem, and thus, the entire world’s food supply. "We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem," Abe said, in...
  • Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?

    08/26/2013 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Errant · 103 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 26 August, 2013 | George Washington
    We've extensively documented that radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America. More than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radioactive cesium from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna are a wide-ranging fish, which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year:
  • 7 Things to Do with Canned Sardines

    08/19/2013 5:57:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 112 replies
    chow ^ | Chris Rochelle,
    The last sardine cannery in the United States closed its doors for good last month, due to "global competition, corporate consolidations and a general lack of appetite, at least in the United States." But not only is the small, oily, silvery fish inexpensive, easy to prepare, and loaded with things that are good for you, like Omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, it’s also one of the most sustainable fish around: The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program lists sardines as a "Best Choice" due to their abundance and high production rate. Usually canned sardines are thought of as a last...
  • New Study Shows 59% of “Tuna” Sold in the U.S. Isn’t Tuna

    03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    This is just the latest revelation in the stealth inflation and food fraud theme I have written about frequently in recent months. The non-profit group Oceana took samples of 1,215 fish sold in the U.S. and genetic tests found that that 59% of those labeled tuna were mislabeled. It seems that “white tuna” should be avoided in particular as “84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage.” Oh and if you live in my hometown of New York City, you should pay particular attention: Big Apple has big...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 51 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • Florida Seafood Festival Celebrates ‘Way of Life’

    11/01/2012 9:24:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Times (Apalachiola & Carrabelle) ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | David Adlerstein
    “We expect it to be one of the best,” said John Solomon, president of the non-profit that oversees the affair. “It’s shaping up to be a very good one. There’s a lot of growth and interest this year in the festival.” As proof of his assertion, Solomon cited Saturday evening’s headline entertainment, country star Lee Brice, whose hit song “Hard to Love” has reached number one on Billboard's Country Song Chart. Two days before he steps on stage, Brice will be at the Country Music Awards, striding the red carpet with his fiancée as he waits to learn whether he...
  • Japan: Seafood caught off Fukushima goes on sale for first time since disaster

    06/25/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 06/25/12 | Yuri Kageyama
    Seafood caught off Fukushima goes on sale for first time since disaster By Yuri Kageyama National Jun. 25, 2012 - 08:50PM JST ( 50 ) TOKYO — The first seafood caught off Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation. Octopus and whelk, a kind of marine snail, were chosen for the initial shipments because testing for radioactive cesium consistently measured no detectable amounts, according to the Fukushima Prefectural fishing cooperative. They were caught Friday and boiled so they last...
  • Looming Crisis: Officials Close Gulf Waters to Shrimping As Reports of Deformed Seafood Intensify

    04/26/2012 10:36:15 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 58 replies
    stuarthsmith.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Stuart H. Smith
    larmed by widespread reports of visibly sick, deformed seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, state officials have closed area waters to shrimping this morning (April 23). The waters will be closed indefinitely as scientists run tests in an effort to get a handle on a situation that is fast becoming a full-blown crisis on the Gulf Coast. The closures – including all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon – mark the first official step in responding to increasingly urgent reports from fishermen and scientists of grotesquely disfigured seafood...
  • Yeti crab with hairy chest discovered by British scientists(nicknamed after David Hasselhof)

    01/05/2012 9:31:40 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies
    globalpost.com ^ | January 4, 2012 13:13 | Talia Ralph
    Yetis don't just stomp around the Himalayas: apparently, they also crawl on the ocean floor. A new species of yeti crab has been discovered deep in the South Ocean by a team of British scientists. The crab has yet to be formally classified, and has been nicknamed "the Hoff" because of its extremely hairy chest, BBC News reported.
  • 6 New England lawmakers ask for new cod assessment

    12/17/2011 6:39:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | Dec. 16, 2011
    New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine. ... The six lawmakers also are asking Bryson to freeze the cod catch limit at its current level until the study is complete. Fishermen are facing devastating cuts in cod catch next year
  • Tests Reveal Mislabeling of Fish

    05/27/2011 4:29:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/11 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    Scientists aiming their gene sequencers at commercial seafood are discovering rampant labeling fraud in supermarket coolers and restaurant tables: cheap fish is often substituted for expensive fillets, and overfished species are passed off as fish whose numbers are plentiful. Yellowtail stands in for mahi-mahi. Nile perch is labeled as shark, and tilapia may be the Meryl Streep of seafood, capable of playing almost any role. Recent studies by researchers in North America and Europe harnessing the new techniques have consistently found that 20 to 25 percent of the seafood products they check are fraudulently identified, fish geneticists say. Labeling regulation...
  • U.S. military purchases Gulf of Mexico seafood, boosting an industry battered by oil spill

    02/06/2011 8:20:05 PM PST · by Racehorse · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 February 2011 | Mary Foster
    Sales of Gulf of Mexico seafood are getting a boost from the military after being hammered by last year's BP oil spill, which left consumers fearing that the water's bounty had been tainted. Ten products, including fish, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, and packaged Cajun dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffee are being promoted at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, said Milt Ackerman, president of Military Solutions Inc., which is supplying seafood to the businesses. Gulf seafood sales fell sharply after a BP gulf well blew out in April, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the sea....
  • Spicy Jerk Marinade for Seafood or Chicken

    01/02/2011 5:44:00 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 27 replies
    1/2/11 | Self
    I started with a couple of recipes I found online, and modified and combined them to come up with this marinade. It's just outstanding with fish; I fixed tilapia with it tonight, and it's also great with shrimp and scallops... In a blender, combine the following: 1 large red onion, peeled, rough chopped 1 large shallot, peeled, rough chopped 2 large garlic cloves, peeled, rough chopped 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, rough chopped 1 large jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded, rough chopped 1 1/2 tsp Dry Thyme Juice of 1 lemon (or lime) 3 tsp Kosher Salt 1 tsp...
  • "Eat' em" stratagem for lionfish invasion in Florida

    12/31/2010 11:10:13 AM PST · by decimon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2010 | Pascal Fletche
    MIAMI (Reuters) – Florida marine conservationists have come up with a simple recipe for fighting the invading lionfish that is gobbling up local reef life -- eat them. The Key Largo-based REEF conservation organization has just released "The Lionfish Cookbook," a collection of 45 recipes which is the group's latest strategy to counter an invasion of the non-native reddish brown-striped fish in Florida waters. "It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special projects for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), told Reuters. He authored the cookbook along with a professional...
  • Panel challenges Gulf seafood safety all-clear

    12/28/2010 12:38:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 3+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/28/10 | Kari Huus
    A New Orleans law firm is challenging government assurances that Gulf Coast seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the BP oil spill, saying it poses “a significant danger to public health.” It’s a high-stakes tug-of-war that will almost certainly end up in the courts, with two armies of scientists arguing over technical findings that could have real-world impact for seafood consumers and producers. Citing what the law firm calls a state-of-the-art laboratory analysis, toxicologists, chemists and marine biologists retained by the firm of environmental attorney Stuart Smith contend that the government seafood testing program, which has focused...
  • Favorite halibut recipes

    11/23/2010 9:10:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    I watched the second installment of a certain documentary TV series Sunday evening. As a result, I am now craving a delicious halibut steak. I love fish. I love seafood. I'm sure a lot of you here do. Forget politics for the time being. It would be great to share your favorite halibut recipes, and I know a lot of you folks are great chefs.
  • FDA's standards for Gulf seafood may be lower than those in past oil spills

    09/05/2010 7:30:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Press-Register [Mobile, AL] ^ | 9/5/10 | Ben Raines
    A Press-Register examination of the process used to reopen state waters around the Gulf to commercial fishing suggests that the Food and Drug Administration used an imprecise testing method, less protective standards than after past oil spills, and seafood consumption estimates that may not account for the dietary habits of Gulf Coast residents. (Snip) For the Gulf spill, the FDA assumed an adult eats about 3 pounds of fish per month, and about 1.6 pounds total of shrimp, crabs and oysters. Such consumption rates offer a built in-safety net, the FDA says, because the agency believes only 10 percent
  • Man Caught Cutting Beached Whale's Tail Off

    09/02/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Sep 2, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Delray man in custody after hacking tail off for foodA Delray Beach man is in custody after he reportedly tried to cut the tail off a whale that washed ashore early Thursday morning. Florida Fish and Wildlife agents are questioning James Hogan after he was found hacking away at the tail end of the whale, estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, according to the Palm Beach Post. "I didn't know it was illegal," Hogan told the Post, before he was hauled away. Hogan said he was fishing early Thursday morning when a passerby told him about the...
  • "Our Soul Is Dying" ~ Seafood restaurant owner's oil spill graveyard

    08/01/2010 11:24:17 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 36 replies · 3+ views
    AP Photo ^ | Summer 2010 | Photo by Eric Gay
  • Is This The Perfect Prawn? - 'Beautifully Textured Meat, Rich Color, Robust Size And A Great Taste'

    06/28/2010 4:48:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1+ views
    redOrbit ^ | Monday, 28 June 2010
    After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world’s most perfect prawn. CSIRO scientists and the prawn industry have bred an improved Black Tiger prawn which is producing record yields in aquaculture farms and winning awards. So good are these prawns that they have won five gold medals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the past two years, including ‘Champion of Show’, the highest award possible. The scientists from CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship have used DNA technology to ensure the breeding program captures the very best Black Tiger prawn stocks that nature...
  • Newport Aquarium Upgrades, Reopens 'Bizarre' Exhibit (Electric Flame Scallops, etc)

    05/31/2010 3:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 537+ views
    News5 ^ | May 31, 2010
    The Newport Aquarium has upgraded its exhibit of bizarre sea creatures to include more than a dozen new species. Some of those include Japanese spider crabs, electric flame scallops and spotted garden eels. Chris Pierson, the aquarium's husbandry director, said the purpose of renovating the Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery is to make things "more family-friendly, more kid-friendly." The gallery re-opened Friday with a new configuration allows more visitors. It also gives children better access to the exhibits by putting some tanks closer to the floor. The aquarium also used the renovation to upgrade equipment and reduce energy costs.
  • Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore

    05/19/2010 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,206+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond. The developments underscored the gravity of the situation as British energy giant BP Plc raced to capture more crude gushing from a ruptured well a mile beneath the surface. The spill is threatening an ecological and economic disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond. "The day that we have all been fearing is upon us today," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said...
  • Officials urge calm, promote seafood [Gulf Oil Spill]

    05/09/2010 10:26:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 428+ views
    Obama cabinet members urged Coast residents Thursday to remain calm about the approaching oil spill and, along with state and local officials, allayed fears about the safety of eating seafood or visiting the Coast. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking at Keesler Air Force Base, plugged Gulf seafood, saying it’s still safe to eat because fishing has been shut down in contaminated areas. Frustrated fishermen breathed easier after state Sen. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, assured them they will have a chance for subcontract cleanup work. Long Beach paid tribute to its fallen officers Thursday, the 12th anniversary of the...
  • Shrimp, Peppers and Pasta (Oh My!)

    03/17/2010 2:56:46 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 396+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/17/10 | Stacey Winder
    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 stick (8 tbsp) butter 2 tbsp. minced garlic 16 oz. angel hair pasta
  • Google, China And The Seafood Trade

    01/21/2010 6:44:46 PM PST · by Hayrider · 6 replies · 288+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/21/2010 | MacAoidh
    Today’s Wall Street Journal has a piece from former U.N. ambassador John Bolton congratulating Google for its decision to fight back against objectionable policies by the Chinese government with respect to intellectual property. Bolton’s piece, excerpted below, makes the case for American businesses – and our government – to vigorously defend our interests in dealing with China, lest the fears of Chinese economic supremacy prove true in a self-fulfilling manner. The lessons Bolton asks us to draw from the Google-China imbroglio apply to a broad range of issues, one of which hits close to home here in Louisiana.
  • FDA Bows To Pressure From Fans Of Raw Oysters

    11/17/2009 9:20:46 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 955+ views
    NPR ^ | 17 Nov 2009 | Debbie Elliott
    Raw Emotions Over Raw Oysters The FDA's proposal to treat raw oysters had sparked an outcry among diners. Legend has it that raw oysters are good for love — but they're also worth fighting over, as the Food and Drug Administration has learned. Facing political pressure from the Gulf Coast oyster industry, the FDA has backed off a plan to require raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico to be treated to rid them of Vibrio vulnificus, a potentially deadly bacteria found in warm-water oysters. Harvesters and politicians had warned that the plan could devastate the industry. The outcry was...
  • U.S. scientists net giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

    09/23/2009 7:20:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies · 939+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/09 | Jasmin Melvin
    U.S. scientists in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly netted a 19.5-foot (5.9-meter) giant squid off the coast of Louisiana, the Interior Department said on Monday, showing how little is known about life in the deep waters of the Gulf. Not since 1954, when a giant squid was found floating dead off the Mississippi Delta, has the rare species been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico. The squid, weighing in at 103 pounds (46.7 kg), was caught July 30 in a trawl net more than 1,500 feet underwater as it was pulled by a research vessel. The giant squid, which did...
  • Crabmeat au gratin

    08/23/2009 6:49:34 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 8/23/09 | Stacey Winder
    You can substitute shrimp or use a combination of crabmeat and shrimp for this tasty seafood dish.
  • Jambalaya

    08/03/2009 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 763+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/01/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Here's a recipe for jambalaya that's sure to please your family and bring out the Coonie in you! This one has been handed down for a few generations and comes straight from Granny's kitchen in Louisiana and the gulf coast of Mississippi. It don't get no better than this!
  • Lobster Industry Seeking Bank-Style Bail Out

    04/02/2009 4:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies · 1,406+ views
    CBC ^ | April 1, 2009
    Fearing a crash of prices, lobster fishermen and processors in eastern Canada are looking for bridge financing from the federal government similar to that being offered other industries around the world. Processors and fishermen made presentations on the troubles in the industry to the federal fisheries standing committee in Charlottetown Tuesday. With lobster season opening in about a month, processors still have large inventories in their warehouses. The industry fears the opening of the spring season will take the bottom out of prices. "Lobsters are going to be worth nothing," said fisherman Wayne Campbell. "Hate to say that. I preached...
  • Boiling Mad: Crabs Feel Pain

    03/27/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 143 replies · 3,111+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 03/27/09 | Robert Roy Britt
    A favored method of preparing fresh crabs is to simply boil them alive. A longstanding related question: Do they feel pain? Yes, researchers now say. Not only do crabs suffer pain, a new study found, but they retain a memory of it (assuming they aren't already dead on your dinner plate). The scientists say its time for new laws to consider the suffering of all crustaceans. The study involved using wires to deliver shocks to the bellies of hermit crabs, which, being hermits, often take up residence in left-behind mollusc shells. The crabs that were shocked scampered out of their...
  • Lobster Regains His Freedom At Age 140

    01/11/2009 1:34:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies · 3,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/01/2009 | Michelle Nichols
    Lobster to regain his freedom at age 140 01/01/09 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lobster thought to be about 140 years old will be returned to the ocean after briefly becoming the mascot for a New York City restaurant, an animal rights group said on Friday. The 20-pound (9-kg) lobster was caught off the coast of Canada about two weeks ago and bought for $100 (65 pounds) by City Crab and Seafood to become its mascot, said manager Keith Valenti. "We bought a big lobster, started taking pictures with kids and it worked out real well," said Valenti, adding it...
  • Toxic melamine is suspected in seafood from China

    12/26/2008 9:07:04 AM PST · by BGHater · 70 replies · 1,512+ views
    LA Times ^ | 24 Dec 2008
    Industry experts and businesspeople in China say that the industrial chemical has been routinely added to fish and animal feed to artificially boost protein readings. Reporting from Los Angeles and Shanghai--Melamine in Chinese-produced milk powder has sickened hundreds of thousands of children and added to a growing list of made-in-China foods banned across the globe.Now, some scientists and consumer advocates are raising concerns that fish from China may also be contaminated with the industrial chemical. China is the world's largest producer of farm-raised seafood, exporting billions of dollars worth of shrimp, catfish, tilapia, salmon and other fish.The U.S. imported about...
  • Gem of the Ocean.A dozen ocean-cleaners and a pint of Guinness, please

    12/23/2008 7:21:31 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 6 replies · 456+ views
    The economist ^ | Dec 18th | The Economist
    JUST as household trash tells you a lot about a family, so mankind’s rubbish heaps reveal much about the species. One of the best lies in the waters around Manhattan. There, archaeologists have found mounds of oyster shells, known as middens, dating back to 6950BC.
  • Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston (James Hook & Co. - 60K lbs. of lobster lost)

    05/30/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/08 | Mark Pratt - ap
    BOSTON - More than 80 years ago, the Hook brothers started trucking their catch of lobsters from Maine and Canada to Boston's fish piers, selling them directly to the city's top restaurants. Ever since, four generations of Hooks have kept their seafood wholesale business in a squat wooden building with a corrugated steel roof, resisting multiple offers from developers as luxury hotels, gleaming office towers and the Big Dig highway project dwarfed and surrounded them. On Friday, a seven-alarm fire gutted their landmark waterfront location, causing $5 million in damage that included the loss of 60,000 pounds of lobster, but...
  • Seafood Imports: Worries Growing

    05/04/2008 6:55:20 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 29 replies · 222+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 4, 2008 | By Bill Lambrecht
    (WASHINGTON) — In March, inspectors checking Chinese seafood arriving at U.S. ports made some unsettling discoveries: fish infected with salmonella in Seattle and Baltimore, and shrimp with banned veterinary drugs in Florida. Meanwhile, a shipment intercepted in Los Angeles on March 19 labeled "channel catfish" wasn't catfish at all, although records don't say what it was. "A lot of those products coming in from overseas, you have no clue as to what is in them," said Paul Hitchens, an aquaculture specialist in Southern Illinois, where cut-rate Chinese catfish are threatening the livelihood of fish farmers. China has rapidly become the...
  • Stalin's last army: Hordes of gigantic crabs on their way to invade Europe -

    03/30/2008 12:13:53 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 74 replies · 4,634+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | February, 2004 | Julius Strauss
    Stalin's last army: hordes of gigantic crabs on their way to invade Europe - By Julius Strauss in Kirkenes, Northern Norway Millions of giant Pacific crabs, whose ancestors were brought to Europe by Joseph Stalin in the 1930s, are marching south along Norway's coast, devouring everything in their path.The monster crabs, which can weigh up to 25lb and have a claw-span of more than three feet, are proving so resilient that scientists fear they could end up as far south as Gibraltar. Energised by a mysterious population explosion a decade ago, whole armies of the crustaceans - known as the...
  • Fish and Seafood

    04/02/2008 9:43:50 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 47 replies · 103+ views
    I bought some salmon and would like ideas on how to make it while it is still mostly fresh. Figured we never had a seafood thread before, so it's time to make one.
  • Bill to Require Seafood Origin Labeling Introduced in Senate

    03/07/2008 7:48:16 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 37 replies · 596+ views
    The Brunswick News ^ | March 7, 2008 | By Anna Ferguson
    When ordering seafood, many of Russell Hohnerlein's customers have the same question: Where did it come from? Hohnerlein, manager of The 4th of May at 444 Ocean Blvd, St. Simons Island, never has to check a daily serve list to answer. "All our seafood is local. Always," he said. Should Sen. Ronnie Chance, R- Fayette, have his way, Hohnerlein won't have to field this question much longer. The answer will be visible to the eye – right there on the menu. Senate Bill 533, introduced by Chance Wednesday, would require restaurant menus to carry a label on all seafood items...
  • Snow Crabs by the Millions Invade Barents King Crab Fishery

    02/15/2008 6:48:12 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 22 replies · 554+ views
    The Dutch Harbor Fisherman ^ | February 15, 2008 | The Dutch Harbor Fisherman
    It’s an invasive species problem that Alaska would love to have. Millions of snow crabs are on the march in the Barents Sea, and no one knows how they got there or what to do with them – yet. The Barents Sea, which straddles Norway and Russia, is the same source of all of that jumbo king crab – much of it caught illegally'a0– that wreaked havoc on Alaska’s market for the past couple of years. But unlike king crabs, which were purposely introduced by Russia into those waters in 1966, the opilio (snow) crab is a true invasive species....
  • Europe’s Appetite for Seafood Propels Illegal Trade

    01/14/2008 7:36:57 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 15 replies · 185+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2008 | By Elisabeth Rosenthal
    (LONDON) — Walking at the Brixton market among the parrotfish, doctorfish and butterfish, Effa Edusie is surrounded by pieces of her childhood in Ghana. Caught the day before far off the coast of West Africa, they have been airfreighted to London for dinner. Ms. Edusie’s relatives used to be fishermen. But no more. These fish are no longer caught by Africans. On the underside of the waterlogged brown cardboard box that holds the snapper is the improbable red logo of the China National Fisheries Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of West African fish to Europe. Europe’s dinner tables are...
  • Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork (Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea)

    11/10/2007 12:35:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,136+ views
    KITV Honolulu ^ | November 9, 2007
    Oahu Ocean Fishermen's Catch Of The Day: Pork Men Say Feral Pig Swam Straight Out To Sea KAAAWA, Hawaii -- It is a fish tale that is easy to scoff as a more of a tall tale. Three friends landed some fish off Kahana Bay on Thursday and a 40-pound feral pig that was swimming near their boat. As the small fishing boat headed for shore at Kahana Bay, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. However, on closer inspection, the catch of the day was not seafood. It was pork. "We just hooked up with a fish. As soon as...
  • 'Shrimp academy' established in Strömstad (ALL living creatures deserve university education!)

    07/14/2007 6:00:20 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 5 replies · 255+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/14/2007 | TT/The Local
    The Bohus county lobster has one, as does the oyster. Now the humble shrimp has one too - its own academy. The institute will have the remit of spreading knowledge about the little sea beast's splendid qualities. reported local newspaper Bohusläningen. Strömstad will be the home of the academy. It was from here that Sweden's first commercial shrimp trawler departed at the beginning of the last century. Today the industry is worth more than 100 million kronor a year. The academy will be inaugurated on the Shrimp Day, July 21st. The board of the academy will consist of 12 people....
  • FYI: Tips on How to Buy Shrimp (So you can steer clear of gastly imported Chinese shellfish)

    06/30/2007 8:09:56 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 25 replies · 1,226+ views
    How to Buy Shrimp Even people that hate fish seem to love "Gulf Shrimp". Here are some great tips on how to buy the best gulf shrimp. Just smell them! They should have little odor, just a hint of the sea, clean, and bright. Steps: 1. Avoid gulf shrimp that has already been peeled and deveined - most shrimp is frozen and then thawed, and the gulf shrimp is less protected against the freezer without its shell. 2. Look for ***gulf shrimp*** with firm white meat and a full shell. 3. Do not buy gulf shrimp with black spots or...
  • China calls U.S. blocking of its seafood imports indiscriminate and unacceptable

    06/29/2007 9:41:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies · 1,774+ views
    AP ^ | 06/29/07
    China calls U.S. blocking of its seafood imports indiscriminate and unacceptable The Associated Press Published: June 29, 2007 BEIJING: China called a U.S. block on its seafood 'indiscriminate' and 'unacceptable' and urged closer cooperation on food safety between the two trading partners, state media said Saturday. "China cannot accept the indiscriminate and automatic detention of four kinds of Chinese seafood by the United States," Li Changjiang, the head of China's top quality watchdog, was quoted as saying. Li made his comments late Friday during a telephone conversation with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, the official Xinhua News...
  • U.S. bars China's carcinogenic seafood

    06/28/2007 6:03:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 763+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Gregory Lopes | June 28, 2007
    Shrimp, catfish and other seafood farmed in China will be banned immediately from entering the U.S. because they contain harmful chemicals, the Food and Drug Administration said today. The agency stressed that the contaminated fish are not being viewed as an immediate health risk and said consumers should feel comfortable eating fish currently being served in restaurants, grocery stores or their homes. However, a nationwide industry alert was issued over China's seafood because the FDA continues to find traces of carcinogenic chemicals in fish imported from China. During targeted sampling from October 2006 through May, the FDA repeatedly found that...