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  • Shallow Waters Allowed Early Fish-Like Creatures to Experiment With Evolution

    10/26/2018 8:13:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | October 25, 2018 | George Dvorsky
    The conditions under which early lifeforms originated and exploded into the many animal groups we see today is a mystery that has confounded scientists for decades. New research suggests shallow marine environments were a critical testbed for these early animals, providing the perfect space for them to evolve the physical characteristics required for them to move beyond their nearshore cradle.
  • Susan Collins’s Kavanaugh vote sparks calls to boycott Maine products, tourism

    10/09/2018 8:53:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | TAL AXELROD
    Activists upset with Sen. Susan Collins’s vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh say they will inflict economic damage on the Republican senator's home state by boycotting Maine products and tourism. “Dear Susan Collins – I really struggled with this but my tourist $ just voted against ever visiting Maine while you remain in office,” actor and comedian John Fugelsang said Friday in a tweet that has since been deleted, according to the Portland Press Herald. The tweet garnered hundreds of comments saying they would join Fugelsang in the boycott, with one person canceling a $2,200 reservation at Point...
  • Crews wash hundreds of fish off I-40 after Florence flooding recedes

    09/23/2018 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WATE ^ | 9/23/18
    WALLACE, N.C. (WNCN) - - It's no secret that Interstate 40 between Raleigh and Wilmington has been covered with floodwaters since Hurricane Florence hit. But, crews got a surprise Saturday when they went to areas where the waters had receded and found -- a highway covered in dead fish. The Penderlea Fire Department had to hose down a stretch of I-40 on Saturday because of what appeared to be hundreds of dead fish that were left behind by the flooding. "Well, we can add 'washing fish off of the interstate' to the long list of interesting things firefighters get to...
  • Store Caught Sticking Googly Eyes On Fish To Make Them Look Fresh (Kuwait)

    09/02/2018 12:20:24 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies
    There’s something fishy going on here. A store in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down after it was discovered that its owners were sticking googly eyes on fish in an attempt to make them appear fresher. Images of one of the fish, which were uploaded to Twitter by Al Bayan newspaper on Saturday, left users in hilarious disbelief at the creativeness of the store’s owners.
  • Preserved foods were the ‘Hamburger Helper of ancient times’

    08/14/2018 9:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jewish News of Northern California ^ | August 13, 2018 | Alix Wall
    aren Solomon’s new cookbook, “Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes and Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods,” is, on the one hand, very Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews have been at the forefront of food preservation for generations and will appreciate recipes for gravlax, several types of herring and “Killer Smoked Fish Salad.” The book also has recipes for prosciutto made from duck, and for pastrami that Solomon considers one of her top crowd-pleasers. “People just love it,” she said. “There are certain things I make that make people really happy. Bacon tops the list, but that pastrami recipe is right...
  • Good Catch Foods Reels In $8.7 Million for Plant-Based Seafood

    08/11/2018 2:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Spoon ^ | August 8, 2018 | Catherine Lamb
    Good Catch Foods, the Pennsylvania-based startup which makes seafood out of plants, closed an $8.7 million Series A funding round yesterday. This ups their Series A from the $5.5 million the company announced in April. The round was led by New Crop Capital with participation from Stray Dog Capital, the PHW Group, Blue Horizon, and others. Founded in 2016, Good Catch Foods is developing plant-based alternatives to shredded tuna, crab cakes, and fish patties. They’re aiming to bring their fish-free tuna, which comes in three flavors and has roughly half the protein of “real” tuna, to market by 2019. According...
  • The case of San Antonio's stolen shark is solved, a suspect is under arrest...

    07/31/2018 9:45:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:41 AM ET, Tue July 31, 2018 | By Amanda Jackson, Jamiel Lynch and Lauren Leslie
    What began with a quick grab-and-go theft Saturday at the San Antonio Aquarium -- the suspect leaving a trail of water drops as he hurried away with his dripping prize of a small but very much alive shark -- ended Monday with the safe return of "Miss Helen" to her tank at the aquarium. The 16-inch female horn shark was taken during a heist that aquarium officials said was no spur-of-the-moment, let's-steal-a-shark thing. "The suspects staked out the pool for more than an hour" to wait for the right moment, the aquarium said in a statement. The search for the...
  • Local trucker starts new aquaponics venture (Colorado)

    07/28/2018 2:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Holyoke Enterprise ^ | July 28, 2018 | Max Levy
    On a 13-acre plot of land located a mile north of Holyoke, Jose Varela is quietly pushing the boundaries of both agriculture and aquaculture. The career trucker and operator of EVD Trucking is setting up an aquaponics operation on his family’s property, and has his sights set on providing sustainable, locally-grown produce for Holyoke businesses. “We’re the only ones I know of that are doing this locally,” he said. Aquaponics combines hydroponics — a technique that grows plants in a nutrient-rich water solution, sometimes among rocks or gravel, rather than soil — with traditional aquaculture, creating a system of food...
  • Oklahoma girl catches fish with 'human-like' teeth

    07/26/2018 9:11:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A young girl in Oklahoma said she snagged a “weird” catch over the weekend, reeling in a fish bearing “human-like” teeth. Kennedy Smith, 11, was on a fishing trip at Fort Cobb Lake with her grandparents and brother on Sunday and got “really excited” when she hooked the fish on her line, she told The Associated Press. But to Smith’s surprise, her grandmother was bitten by the animal while she was trying to take out the hook. "I was confused because I knew that fish with teeth are not normal. It was weird," Smith told the outlet. "They were human-like...
  • US Senator Roger Wicker files bill to further aquaculture industry

    07/20/2018 3:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Seafood Source ^ | July 9, 2018 | Steve Bittenbender
    U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has filed a bill that he said would further develop the aquaculture industry in the country. S. 3138, named the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act,” calls for the creation of the Office of Marine Aquaculture within NOAA Fisheries. That office would oversee regulatory issues within NOAA and push for development opportunities to spur aquaculture’s growth, especially within the country’s exclusive economic zones. “Aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector of the agriculture industry,” Wicker said in a press release. “This bill would give farmers a clear, simplified regulatory path to start new businesses...
  • 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in'

    07/19/2018 5:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    There's a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea — they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently. A group of fishermen were able to witness a 500-pound grouper's "rare" meal during a fishing trip off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, last week. Captain Jimmy Wheeler with Everglades Fishing Company watched as someone in his group caught a 3-foot shark. As the fisherman started reeling the creature in, a large shadow appeared. Wheeler instantly knew what was going to happen next.
  • S. Korea to begins sales of farmed bluefin tuna

    06/22/2018 12:21:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 22, 2018
    Sushi lovers in South Korea will be able to taste a new breed of tuna in local restaurants and gourmet shops as farm-bred bluefin tuna is coming to the market this year, the fisheries ministry said Friday. Local fishermen have tried to cultivate bluefin, one of the most popular fish with its rich red meat, to meet the high demand, but their efforts were fraught with challenges like typhoons and cold winters. After a lot of trial and error over the past decade, Hongjin Fishing Association said it succeeded in growing bluefin tuna in a pen in waters off Tongyeong,...
  • Bizarre fish with BIRD-HEAD shaped like PIGEON found

    It is believed to be a grass carp, a freshwater species found in many parts of Asia and America. But the reason for the creature's bizarre head-shape isn't known. Thankfully, the fisherman took pity on it and released the fish back into the water. It's far from the first bizarre creature to emerge from the water.
  • Ndwedwe aquaponic farm continues to thrive (South Africa)

    06/11/2018 5:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The modern day aquaponic system, which has its roots in South China and Southeast Asia, is rapidly gaining in popularity. Here on home soil, an aquaponic farm in the rolling hills of Ndwedwe, which was established by a group of big-hearted Durban University of Technology (DUT) students back in 2016, continues to thrive. From subsistence farming in rural areas, to large-scale commercial farming in peri-urban areas, as well as vertical and indoor farming by hobbyists to feed neighbours and beautify urban spaces, when it comes to aquaponics, the possibilities are endless. Situated in the Noodsberg community, the project came about...
  • Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price

    05/17/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. A grand jury in San Francisco indicted Christopher Lischewski on one count of price fixing, alleging that from November 2010 to December 2013 he conspired with others in the industry to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna. Three other people, including a former StarKist tuna company executive, have previously been charged. Stephen Hodge, a former senior vice president for sales at StarKist, pleaded guilty last year...
  • Prehistoric SEA MONSTER washes up on beach: ‘It’s a unique creature’

    05/07/2018 11:58:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 75 replies
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ ^ | 5/7/18 | Charlotte Ikonen
    The bizarre creature was discovered in Island Beach State Park, New Jersey on May 4. Stephanie Hall discovered the body of the six-foot animal while she was returning from a run. She’d encountered a seal on the way out and – wanting to give it a bit more room on the way back – she went further up the beach and found the fish. “I saw this head of something scary in the sand just over a dune,” said Mrs Hall. “I thought it was bizarre and cool looking so I took some pictures.“Anyway I had no idea what it...
  • Massive swordfish reeled in at Lakes Entrance could smash Australian record

    05/02/2018 3:16:33 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 54 replies
    ABC news Australia ^ | Mon at 8:36pm | Emma Greenfield
    "A whopper 349-kilogram swordfish caught in Victoria on the weekend may have smashed an Australian record."
  • Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

    04/20/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Stefan Sauer/
    A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesman saying: "The fish bar is open."
  • Man warns pet owners after fish tank releases 'second deadliest' poison, hospitalizes 10

    04/05/2018 3:40:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    | Fox News ^ | Jennifer Earl
    At first, Chris Matthews thought a flu bug had hit his entire family last week when they started to feel nauseous and experience eye problems at the same time. But when the family's two dogs started to show symptoms, Matthews knew something was wrong. Matthews had cleaned out the aquarium inside his house in Steventon, England, a day prior. The 27-year-old was transferring rocks and other items from the fish tank into another container, so he could clean each item individually. When he was finished power cleaning the tank, Matthews shut the door and went to bed. The next day, Matthews and...
  • Battle of species pits protected sea lions vs. fragile fish [CA-OR-WA]

    03/22/2018 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.seattletimes.com ^ | Updated March 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm | By GILLIAN FLACCUS
    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right and then started swimming north as a collective groan went up from wildlife officials who watched from the shore. After two days spent trapping and relocating the animal designated #U253, he was headed back to where he started — an Oregon river 130 miles (209...