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Puffer Fish Menacing Fishermen in Arabian Sea, off Kerala, India

Puffer fish have undergone  a population explosion in the Arabian Sea in recent years, according to an article recently published by K.S. Mohamed and colleagues in the lastest issue of … Continue reading

March 11, 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

Malaysian Fisherman Attacked by Swordfish

Ouch, says Beel! Abu Bakar Bachik, above, and a friend were returning from a fishing trip on 11 February 2013 when Abu Bakar was viciously attacked and impaled by a rogue … Continue reading

February 19, 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

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

Fish Festival of the Week: Versova Koli Seafood Festival

Woo hoo, says Beel.  The Versova Koli Seafood Festival in Mumbai, India starts this Friday.  A fish festival.  Indian food. Kingfisher. What more could Beel want? The festival celebrates the food … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Disparate Views of the Hong Kong Shark Fin Trade

One view of the Hong Kong shark fin trade: An article published last week in the South China Morning Post reports that shark-fin traders in Hong Kong see Western campaigns … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Mislabeled Fish: Fake Shark Fin Soup Is Poisonous

An investigative report by CCTV Focus, broadcast last week, revealed that restaurants in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Fujian are serving artificial ‘shark fins’ made from mung bean starch, gelatine, … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carp Sells for $54,500 at the Chagan Lake Fish Festival

The Chagan Lake Fish Festival, in Jilin Province, China, is in full swing and the results of the traditional auction of the first fish captured are now available. It is … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment