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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

Fish Festival of the Week: Everglades Seafood Festival

This week, Beel recognizes a local product, the popular Everglades Seafood Festival, as the Fish Festival of the Week. The festival will be held in Everglades City, Florida, this Friday, … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ladbroke’s Gambling with Fish Extinction?

This is the title and graphic from a recent blog article by George Monbiot in the Guardian, UK. This article is mostly about mismanagement of UK fisheries by the Department for … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabre-toothed Blenny Implicated in Bizarre Underwater Panty-cleaning Scheme

The Sabre-toothed blenny Aspidontus taeniatus is one of several species of fishes known as false cleaner fish.  These fish mimic the coloration and movements of cleaner wrasses, which make their … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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