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Fish as Art

Beel has found two recent presentations of fish photographs that are presented, rightfully so, as art.  Please friends, allow Beel to share these presentations. Adam Summers, a professor at the University … Continue reading

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Kmart and the Dead Shark: Lessons to be Learned from the British Horse Meat Scandal

Last week there was extensive reporting on the death of a white tip shark that had been flown to California to star in a Kmart commercial.  News of this began … Continue reading

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CITES Upholds Historic Vote on Shark Conservation

On Thursday (13 March 2013) Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ratified a vote cast earlier in the week, adding five species … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CITES Delegates Approve Protection for Sharks and Manta Rays

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted today (Monday 11 March 2013) to add five species of shark to the list of plants … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Puffer Fish Menacing Fishermen in Arabian Sea, off Kerala, India

Puffer fish have undergone  a population explosion in the Arabian Sea in recent years, according to an article recently published by K.S. Mohamed and colleagues in the lastest issue of … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Fish McBites Contain Seahorse Meat: A new Urban Legend

Beel loves it! CBS News recently reported “Fish McBites fail to spark McDonald’s sales.”  Well of course they failed, they’re terrible (see Beel’s review). Anyway, Beel got all over this with … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

World-record Landlocked Striped Bass Captured in Alabama Excites the Twitterverse

Woo hoo, says Beel!  A big fish brought to justice. Field and Stream (and other sources) report that James Bramlett of Dora, Alabama captured this beauty on 28 February 2013.  The … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texas Aims to Ban Shark Fins: Legislature Hears Compelling Testimony

Well, says Beel, Texas is known for leaving no child behind.  Evidently that has morphed into leave no issue behind. Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, whose district includes Galveston, has … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Queensland, Australia Woman Forces Lungfish to Breathe Air in Daring Rescue

Sasha Ambrose of Gympie, Queensland has earned her 15 minutes of fame, plus a bit more. Sasha rescued an Australian lungfish from flood waters that had carried it into a hotel … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Marathon Seafood Festival, Florida, USA

Way out in the Florida Keys, about half way between Key Largo and Key West where Beel’s father once lived, is tiny Marathon, Florida, host city for the aptly named … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pinocchio Tarpon Tournament Series, According to Save the Tarpon

Beel loves big fish, fish festivals, and good times- like shindigs.  But Beel also loves a dog fight. The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been caught up in a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lebanese Fishery for Young Sharks

Al Arabiya News (Lebanon) reported today there is a growing Lebanese fishery for young sharks.  Regulations do not prevent the practice and there a growing market for the fish in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment
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