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Red-faced Man Guilty of Molesting Great White Shark

Beel loves the headline of a Discovery News article about South African Leon Bekker, who recently was convicted of capturing a great white shark (see above).  The headline:  “Man Sentenced … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Western Pacific Skipjack Tuna: Is it Overfished?

You heard it from Beel first.  The western Pacific skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis is being overfished. And this is a bit of a feat says Beel, because the skipjack matures early … Continue reading

February 4, 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

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

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

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

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 · 1 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

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

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