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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

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

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

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

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

Florida Couple Busted for Selling Shark Pups

They’re so adorable, says Beel!  Who would be involved in illegal sales of such cuties? According to a story on KeysNet.com a Federal Grand Jury handed down a sealed indictment … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Grant Seafood Festival, Florida

This weekend, 2-3 March 2013, the 47th Annual Grant Seafood Festival will be held in Grant, Florida.  Grant is one-half of the greater Grant-Valkaria metropolis, which has a population of 3,810 … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northwest Ice Fishing Festival 2013, USA: Nothing Was Caught but a Cold

The Northwest Ice Fishing Festival, held last weekend, on Molson and Sidley lakes, Washington gave new meaning to the phrase, “I got skunked.” According to a Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune (Washington, USA) … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment