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Danny Green’s Tiger Shark: Australian Tempest in a Teapot

The controversy continues.  Australian boxer Danny Green and his tiger shark are being investigated by West Australia’s fisheries department according to a report by MSN.  Evidently Danny forced himself on … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazing Dive-mask Strap that Promotes Shark Hysteria and Scares Squirrels

Beel loves it!  You want more fact?  Their fact ain’t fact. That’s a fact, Jack. So, you’re supposed to wear this fancy dive-mask strap to prevent a shark from attacking you.  Probably … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rudd Introduced into Lake Ianthe, New Zealand threatens Fisheries for other Introduced Fish

The Greymouth Star, New Zealand, recently reported the introduction of rudd Scardinius erythropthalmus into Lake Ianthe, South Island. Beel has seen Lake Ianthe, its a beauty. A recent netting survey in … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

It Must Suck Being a Tuna in Australia

The world of Facebook was all atwitter, so to speak.  Australian boxer Danny Green posted this photograph on his Facebook page.  The photograph of Danny, with a tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tunarama Festival, Australia

Okay, okay, Beel totally missed this one.  The 54th Tunarama Festival wrapped up last weekend in Port Lincoln, South Australia.  The festival celebrates the tuna fishery, which is of importance to … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google Searches and Patterns in Interest in Shark Conservation, Shark Finning, and Shark Fishing,

In the last year there has been considerable controversy regarding overfishing of sharks and the practice of shark finning.  These were, and remain, hot fishery conservation topics.  To put this … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Minnesotans Like Their Fish Poached and Over the Limit

The Star Tribune reports last week a Minnesota angler was cited for having nearly 250 fish over the possession limit (see above).  Coming off the lake, the angler was approached … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australian Marine Fisheries: Few Species Show Evidence of Overfishing

  Each year, the Australian Government releases a report, prepared by independent fishery biologists, that documents the status of fish stocks and fisheries managed by the government.  The results for 2011 … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  A fish festival.  Brazil.  Way cool! The Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish, AKA Festival do Peixe Ornamental de Barcelos, was established in 1994. It is held in Barcelos, Brazil, … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beel Deserves a Break Today: McDonald’s to Sell Sustainably Harvested Fillet-o-Fish

McDonald’s will be the first national restaurant chain to carry the Marine Stewardship Council’s certification that it (McDonald’s) sells fish that are sustainably harvested. McDonald’s attempts to source its meats … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Fish Fest at Catfish Bay is a Big (?) Success

Woo hoo, says Beel?  Ice Fish Fest, last week’s Fish Festival of the Week was reported to be a success.  Five hundred fish were caught (200 more than last year). … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Plastics in the Diet of British Fish: Bloody Hell You Say

Wired reports that a recent paper by British scientists highlights the growing problem of plastic contamination in British waters- indeed, this is a global problem.  The paper, by A. Lusher and … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment