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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

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

Fish McBites: Coming to a McDonald’s near You

Early last year McDonald’s began test marketing a new taste treat: Fish McBites.  A fishy version of its popular Chicken McBites.  Now, McDonald’s has announced its plans to sell Fish McBites nationally beginning in … Continue reading

December 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

Striped Bass Supported In California, Even If They Eat Salmon

Beel is pretty amused.  Here is the text, in its entirely, from a brief report published in the Opinion Shop, San Francisco, California.  “In California’s fight over water that has … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Look At Shark Finning

Shark finning is the practice of removing and retaining the fins of sharks, while the remainder of the shark is tossed overboard.  This is done at sea, so that only … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two Hundred Years of Tuna

Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” For bluefin tuna, the future occurred on Wednesday January 4, 2012.  By now, almost everyone is aware that a … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Twittering The Alabama Rig

Beel has continuing interest in the Alabama rig and the fishery issue surrounding its use (see yesterday’s post).  This issue may be more social than biological, as has been suggested, but Beel still … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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