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  • US Senator Roger Wicker files bill to further aquaculture industry

    07/20/2018 3:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 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 · 32 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 · 68 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...
  • It looks like a fish, but it’s not. Meet the robot built to spy on ocean life

    03/21/2018 7:06:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    L A Times ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | 11:00 AM | By Deborah Netburn
    It is the first robotic fish to contend with the currents and pressures of an actual ocean setting for an extended period of time. In a study published Wednesday in Science Robotics, the authors describe how SoFi can nimbly navigate a coral reef off Fiji in three dimensions, swimming up, down, left, right and forward, all at the behest of a diver armed with what looks like a Nintendo controller. The authors also report that the robot can handle water depths of about 60 feet, and appears to swim alongside real fish without spooking them. "For us, this fish is...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/16/2018 4:51:36 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 175 replies
    My mother-in-law used to get frozen Blue Hake from the Schwan company; they don’t seem to have the unbreaded kind anymore, but this recipe for Savory Blue Hake from Genius Kitchen, which used to be printed on the Schwan’s box, will also work with cod, haddock or whiting. My husband also used to just dredge these filets in seasoned flour, and fry them up in butter: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/savory-blue-hake-174193The site ‘Catholic Cuisine’ has all kinds of Lenten recipes, including this one for Baja Fish Tacos: catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2008/12/fish-tacos-for-friday.html-JT
  • Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak'

    02/15/2018 12:51:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 15, 2018 | University of Cambridge
    A young European cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) trying to escape predation by expressing dermal papillae in 3-D and a mottled pattern, both of which disrupt the body contour and allow the cuttlefish to fool predators by avoiding recognition. As reported by Gonzalez-Bellido et al., these muscular structures contain a mix of muscle types that allow the animal to express and flatten the papillae quickly, and to maintain papillae expression for extensive periods without the need for neural input. The circuit that controls them appears homologous to the squid skin iridescence circuit. Credit: P Gonzalez-Bellido. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An international team of scientists has...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Eating Fish Weekly Raises IQ By Almost 5 Points In Children, Study Finds

    12/24/2017 2:27:39 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-1017
    A study by a research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that eating fish at least once a week can raise children’s IQ by nearly 5 points in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. The children answered questionnaires about how often they had eaten fish in the past four weeks and the options ranged from “never” to “at least once a week.” The findings showed that those who eat fish once a week scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ test than those who...
  • Adventurous Minnesotans Seek Lutefisk Come Yuletide

    12/22/2017 3:16:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 22, 2017
    Adventurous Minnesotans Seek Lutefisk Come Yuletide December 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm Filed Under:Lutefisk, Olsen Fish Company (credit: CBS) MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The holidays are full of traditions, and for many Minnesota families, that means serving up lutefisk. The Olsen Fish Company has been providing traditional Scandinavian foods for well over 100 years. ADVERTISING Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis began importing herring and lutefisk then processed it themselves. The same process is used to this day. This is still a common practice in Norway and even parts of Africa. “Basically take the head off, cut the guts and tie the tail...
  • llegal Fish Traps Removed From Guadalupe River

    12/20/2017 10:12:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 20, 2017 | Julia Baum
    San Jose residents are being asked to keep an eye out for people setting illegal fish traps in local waterways after city workers and South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition volunteers recently broke up several found in the Guadalupe River. The traps were discovered about two weeks ago under the Julian Street bridge and farther south near Virginia and Willow streets. The fish traps are built out of large items like river rock, which block the stream so fish become penned into a shallow pool of water away from their migratory path. That makes it easy for poachers to nab the...
  • Biologists record the machine-gun sound of the loudest known fish

    12/20/2017 7:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2017 | Ben Guarino
    Each year between February and June, the fish gather to spawn in Mexico's Colorado River Delta. The fish, a type of croaker called the Gulf corvina, meet in water as cloudy as chocolate milk. It's a reunion for the entire species, all members of which reproduce within a dozen-mile stretch of the delta. When the time is right, a few days before the new or full moons, the male fish begin to sing. To humans, the sound is machine guns going off just below the waterline. To female fish, the rapid burr-burr-burr is a Bing Crosby croon. Make that Bing...
  • Trump Opens More U.S. Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling—So Grab the Fishing Poles!

    12/15/2017 9:47:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan… President Donald Trump his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast -- territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had had had had ruled out..” Don’t get me wrong! Cheaper energy and greater energy independence for our nation are nothing to sneeze at! But many of us familiar...