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How to Spot a Fake Shark in a Photo: Some real Southern Fried Science

The Southern Fried Scientist has published a really informative and fun guide to spotting doctored photographs with sharks (or other fish) in them. Please, friends, allow Beel to present one … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Bounty on Fake Shark Fins

The China Daily reports that the Guangdong province government is offering a 300 yuan (US$48) to 300,000 yuan reward to persons who provide tips regarding fake and substandard shark fins. The rewards are … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Mike the Murasoi is so Hot

In the past week a fish, which has been given the name Mike the Murasoi, was captured in the waters off Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. This fish reportedly had radiation levels more than 2,500 … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Massachusetts Moves to Ban the Ex-lax Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  More mislabeled fish. Last year, a series of reports by the Boston Globe demonstrated widespread mislabeling of seafood sold in local markets and restaurants. Now, the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carp as Snitches: Using the Judas Fish Technique

The common carp Cyprinus carpio was intentionally introduced into the USA in the 1800s.  The history of these introductions is obscure, however, in 1877 the US Fish Commission imported carp … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Ice Fish Fest

Beel generally does not consider as festivals, events that center about a fishing competition.  Beel makes an exception for the Ice Fish Fest, which takes place next Saturday, 26 January 2013, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fishlove and Overfishing: How Badly Overfished Are Our Fisheries?

  Fishlove, based in the United Kingdom, has made headlines in recent months with advertisements showing provocative photographs of naked fish posing with celebrities. According to its website, “Fishlove is an … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fishermen from the Forties and Their Big Catches

Beel loves old-timey photographs of big fish.  First, they are fun to look at. Second, they remind us of what once was, before commercial fisheries had such a large impact … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Countries Involved in Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released its 2013 Biennial Report to Congress on International Fishing Activities. There report can be obtained here. The National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA’s fisheries … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Recent Fish Festivals in China

Beel is very excited.  The past few days have seen the start of two fish festivals in China.  Please let Beel present a brief account of these festivals. The China … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Exaggerated Reports of Mercury in Fish Punk CBS News

The Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) in Gorham, Maine has released the results of a study of global mercury hotspots. The BRI’s masthead states that it is all about “Innovative Wildlife Science.”  This is … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Massachusetts Congressmen Push for Emergency Funds for Red Herring Fishery

US Representatives Bill Keating, Ed Markey and John Tierney, all from Massachusetts, each filed amendments to the House’s Superstorm Sandy disaster relief bill on Friday (source). The amendments differ in their … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment