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Fish as Art

Beel has found two recent presentations of fish photographs that are presented, rightfully so, as art.  Please friends, allow Beel to share these presentations. Adam Summers, a professor at the University … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kmart and the Dead Shark: Lessons to be Learned from the British Horse Meat Scandal

Last week there was extensive reporting on the death of a white tip shark that had been flown to California to star in a Kmart commercial.  News of this began … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CITES Upholds Historic Vote on Shark Conservation

On Thursday (13 March 2013) Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ratified a vote cast earlier in the week, adding five species … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Texas Aims to Ban Shark Fins: Legislature Hears Compelling Testimony

Well, says Beel, Texas is known for leaving no child behind.  Evidently that has morphed into leave no issue behind. Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, whose district includes Galveston, has … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Marathon Seafood Festival, Florida, USA

Way out in the Florida Keys, about half way between Key Largo and Key West where Beel’s father once lived, is tiny Marathon, Florida, host city for the aptly named … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pinocchio Tarpon Tournament Series, According to Save the Tarpon

Beel loves big fish, fish festivals, and good times- like shindigs.  But Beel also loves a dog fight. The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been caught up in a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Why Do Australians Stab Each Other with Swordfish Bills?

Beel recently recounted the September 2006 case of a Darwin, NT, Australia man who had been stabbed with a swordfish bill. This type of attack is more common in Australia … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Risky Business: Ocean Ramsey Swimming with a Great White Shark

Ocean Ramsey has gotten a lot of press lately for a video and photographs showing her swimming with a great white shark Carcharodon carcharias.  The video and photographs are a … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment