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Fugu. And Google, Too

Fugu, a dish prepared from the pufferfish shows up in the news from time to time, as in the recent article, “How the puffer fish gets you high, zombifies you, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Measuring Interest in Shark Attacks With Google

In recent weeks and months, there have been a number of well publicized shark attacks, in the USA, Australia, and South Africa. Beel’s general sense of this is there are more … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are Fisheries Overexploited? It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

For like the 32nd consecutive year, the United Nations (UN) reports that the World’s fisheries are overexploited.  But now, finally, we have someone to blame.  Wealthy Asians.  Beel says, come on. … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Two Hundred Years of Tuna

Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” For bluefin tuna, the future occurred on Wednesday January 4, 2012.  By now, almost everyone is aware that a … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

What’s An Eelpout? And Why Is There A Festival?

Woo hoo, says Beel! The 33rd Annual International Eelpout Festival will be held February 17, 18, and 19, 2012 at Leech Lake, Walker, Minnesota. The festival is known for a … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Twittering The Alabama Rig

Beel has continuing interest in the Alabama rig and the fishery issue surrounding its use (see yesterday’s post).  This issue may be more social than biological, as has been suggested, but Beel still … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Alabama Rig: A Search For Insight

In October of 2011, Paul Elias kicked some major bass, landing 20 largemouth bass weighing 102.8 pounds in the aggregate, winning $100,000 in the FLW Tour Open tournament on Lake Guntersville, … Continue reading

January 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queryomics: Google Insights Into Bass And Trout Fishing

Beel presents results of  this analysis of Google queries for largemouth bass and rainbow trout in the USA: Queries for both largemouth bass (blue) and rainbow trout (red) show a … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Catch Limits for USA Fisheries

Today’s New York Times has an editorial on the recent decision of the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (more particularly, the National Marine Fisheries Service [NMFS]) to set annual catch … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Norway Whaling Decline Has Authorities Concerned

See source of photo and related article here. In Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among other countries, there are active programs for recruiting new anglers to recreational fishing.  The … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do Anglers Have Short Rods?

“Do anglers have short rods?” That is the question asked by PETA in a recent (2010) German campaign.  The quesion obviously implies that anglers are compensating for an anatomical shortcoming.  Beel thinks … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is up with those Swedes and Crayfish?

Beel used Google Insights for Search to examine searches for crayfish (kräftor) in Swedish.  Let Beel present the results:  the volume of searches is very seasonal. There are few searches … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment