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CITES Delegates Approve Protection for Sharks and Manta Rays

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted today (Monday 11 March 2013) to add five species of shark to the list of plants … Continue reading

March 11, 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

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

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

Shark Stanley an Ivy-league SpokesFish for Conservation

The Yale Daily News recently reported that endangered marine species now have a new versatile spokesperson- a shark created by Yale students Ben Goldfarb and Leah Meth.  In “The Adventures of … Continue reading

February 20, 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

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

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

Massachusetts Congressmen Push for Emergency Funds for Red Herring Fishery

US Representatives Bill Keating, Ed Markey and John Tierney, all from Massachusetts, each filed amendments to the House’s Superstorm Sandy disaster relief bill on Friday (source). The amendments differ in their … Continue reading

January 14, 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

Mislabeled Seafood from a Certified Sustainable Fishery

The New York Times recently reported that mislabeling of fish was a widespread problem (article here).  Based on genetic analyses, 39 percent of nearly 150 samples of fresh seafood collected … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giant Fishes From The Recent Past

Fish continue to grow throughout their lives, so extremely large fish of any given species can be assumed to be quite old.  Really large fish once were common.  But few … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment