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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

Parasite Got Your Tongue? Life History of a Crustacean that Replaces Fishes’ Tongues

Woo hoo, says Beel!  It’s movie night, all day Friday.  Grab some popcorn and watch this really neat animation put together by Nova.  You know, Nova (PBS), as in we … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Professional Tarpon Tournament Series: A Case History of Catastrophically Poor Public Relations

Woo hoo, says Beel!  If you ever want a case history of how not to exploit a public resource for personal profit, you need to study the Professional Tarpon Tournament … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lamprey Caught Masquerading as Sea Monster in New Jersey

Bowfisherman Doug Cutler harvested this lovely beast from the Raritan River, New Jersey. A friend of his then posted a photograph of the fish on Reddit, where it went viral. … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

After Eating McDonalds Fish McBites, Beel Needed McBeer

Beel was out and about town today, saw a McDonald’s and thought, what the hell? Beel bought and ate Fish McBites. According to the ads, they’re all the rage. The … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Widespread Seafood Fraud in the United States Documented by Oceana

The ocean conservation organization Oceana, recently released a report that documented widespread mislabeling of seafood sold in United States supermarkets, restaurants, and sushi bars. You can download a copy of … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yarkon Bleak Reintroduction into Isreal Rivers a Success

The Yarkon bleak Acanthobrama telavivensis is a small minnow native to Israel’s coastal river systems.  It is an unremarkable fish, really, silvery in color and reaching a maximum length of only 20 … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indonesian Sanctuary for Sharks and Manta Rays: Is it really for Conservation?

The Jarkata Globe, Indonesia, reported last Wednesday that Indonesia had announced establishment of a new shark and manta ray sanctuary to protect these ecologically important species. The story has by … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florida Couple Busted for Selling Shark Pups

They’re so adorable, says Beel!  Who would be involved in illegal sales of such cuties? According to a story on KeysNet.com a Federal Grand Jury handed down a sealed indictment … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Grant Seafood Festival, Florida

This weekend, 2-3 March 2013, the 47th Annual Grant Seafood Festival will be held in Grant, Florida.  Grant is one-half of the greater Grant-Valkaria metropolis, which has a population of 3,810 … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northwest Ice Fishing Festival 2013, USA: Nothing Was Caught but a Cold

The Northwest Ice Fishing Festival, held last weekend, on Molson and Sidley lakes, Washington gave new meaning to the phrase, “I got skunked.” According to a Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune (Washington, USA) … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

World Ice Fishing Championship Ends: Contestants Tested for Performance Enhancing Drugs

The 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship took place last weekend, February 16-17.  The event was held on scenic Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Wisconsin, USA.  MnToday offered this tip to ice fishers:  Stay warm. … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment