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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

McDonald’s Fish McBites Contain Seahorse Meat: A new Urban Legend

Beel loves it! CBS News recently reported “Fish McBites fail to spark McDonald’s sales.”  Well of course they failed, they’re terrible (see Beel’s review). Anyway, Beel got all over this with … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

World-record Landlocked Striped Bass Captured in Alabama Excites the Twitterverse

Woo hoo, says Beel!  A big fish brought to justice. Field and Stream (and other sources) report that James Bramlett of Dora, Alabama captured this beauty on 28 February 2013.  The … Continue reading

March 9, 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

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

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

The Day the Ocean Sunfish Went Viral: a Look back on 2012

This photograph, of an ocean sunfish Mola mola, was taken by Daniel Botelho in 2010.  In July 2012 he ran across it, and posted it to his Facebook page.  The … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Fishing Trifishaton

Building on the wildly popular Scofield Ice Fishing Tournament, this year bringing the 7th annual installation of that event, Utah State Parks has inaugurated an ice-fishing Trifishaton for trout in three … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 2012 Eelpout Festival Is In The Books

Beel loves fish festivals.  And the Eelpout Festival seems as crazy as any.  Beel wrote about this festival earlier this year. For Beel, one of the highlights of the festival … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fish Tattoos

Beel says, if you’re going to get tatted, get a fish.  There are some really nice fish tattoos out there.  Beel presents a selection of these on Pinterest. Beel must not … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The British Discover Their Feet: Fish Pedicures To The Rescue

Four or five years ago, or so, a number of spas in the USA began offering fish pedicure treatments.  These treatments, imported from the Middle East, use a small minnow … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Mysterious Ocean Sunfish

Beel loves large fish.  The ocean sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world.  Therefore, Beel loves ocean sunfish.  The best known species of ocean sunfish, the common mola Mola mola, reaches … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 1 Comment