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  • Maine lobster catch tipped the scale at a record 130 million pounds in 2016

    The Maine lobster industry is bigger and more lucrative than ever, with fishermen landing more than 130 million pounds of lobster valued at $533.1 million in 2016. That is a record for both landings and industry value, according to Commissioner Patrick Keliher of the Department of Marine Resources, who announced the results Friday at the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Related Headlines Chinese appetite for lobster helps prices climb as catch drops Global demand for lobster keeps surging despite record-high prices photo-store Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → “This is a critical industry for Maine, so these record highs...
  • How Banned North Korean Seafood Could End Up on Your Dinner Table

    12/23/2016 6:33:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 21, 2016
    How Banned North Korean Seafood Could End Up on Your Dinner Table Reuters Updated: Dec 21, 2016 7:58 AM UTC (YANJI, China) The brightly colored packages advertising "Walleye Pollock" at the West Market in Yanji, a Chinese city near the border with North Korea, say the fish came from China. But 15 vendors interviewed at the market say the fish came in from North Korea to be processed, packaged and mostly sold in China. They say they buy the fish from Chinese wholesalers who deal with their North Korean counterparts at the border. The packaged fish is also exported...
  • Chinas Seafood Is Seriously Plagued by Superbugs

    12/16/2016 2:32:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Clint Rainey
    The food supply has already shown itself to be alarmingly adept at vectoring superbugs into the human body, but a new report suggests maybe China really wants to see if it can push this to the next level. While the rest of the world finally understands antibiotics in meat are causing an epidemic of multidrug-resistant bacteria, Chinas aquaculture industry apparently remains a place that, to quote Bloombergs story, exposes the fish to almost the same doses of medicine the livestock get, plus whatever drug cocktail gets tossed into the water to fight aquatic disease. This industry currently accounts for about...

    11/07/2016 6:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Trident gun fishing is only for the bold; we follow one young hunter on the path to catch the smartest prey in the seaMy friend Danai keeps all her fishing supplies in one corner of her beach house. There are things like flippers, snorkels, and masks; a buoy that you wear around your waist to alert incoming boats that youre in the water; and...a trident gun? What do you do with that? I asked her. It was probably a stupid question, but was the gun even real? Was this some kind of staple for every Greek beach house, like the...
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes including gun trafficking was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • 2 Arrested After Dispute Over Crab Legs Turns Violent

    04/04/2016 9:46:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 104 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 4/4/2016 | Staff
    Police in Manchester, Connecticut arrested a husband and wife after an argument at Royal Buffet got out of hand on Saturday night.Manchester police say they were called to 410 West Middle Turnpike for a dispute that started as an argument over crab legs at the buffet table and escalated into a physical confrontation. During the scuffle, a 21-year-old man was punched in the face and lost a tooth.That man's mother jumped in and used pepper spray on her son's attackers. Her actions were in self-defense and she is not facing any charges, according to police. Police arrested Clifford Knight, 45,...
  • Issaquah Restaurant Patron Finds Rare, Gem Quality Pearl in Food

    02/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Lindsay Hasz and her husband were recently enjoying a rare evening without kids when they decided to dine at Issaquah's Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Hasz ordered the frutti di mare, a traditional Italian medley of seafood and shellfish. Then she bit into something unexpected. "It was quite jarring," she said. "In fact, I thought I almost broke my tooth it was so hard." Inside the meat of a clam on her dish she found what looked like a pearl. "I thought maybe it was an earring from an employee in the kitchen and it fell into my dish," Hasz said. She...
  • Red Lobster Sees Sales Surge After Beyonce Song Mentions Taking Man To Seafood Chain After Sex

    02/11/2016 4:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9
    Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain says sales surged 33 percent Sunday, compared with last year's Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of "Formation," a song in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. The halftime show -- seen by an estimated 112 million people -- is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.
  • What happens to seafood, game seized by LDWF?

    12/11/2015 3:45:32 PM PST · by BBell · 11 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/11/15 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    Anglers and hunters often wonder if the fish and game seized by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries during busts and raids ends up stuffed in zipper bags in agents' freezers. That would be a nice fringe benefit of the job, but it's not the case, according to Adam Einck, media relations director for the department's enforcement division. Actually what's seized in the woods and on the water is tightly regulated, and ends up in different places depending on the type of bust. In a commercial case, like the one involving shrimpers Monday on Lake Pontchartrain, the seized goods...
  • Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon

    11/20/2015 6:23:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Food Wishes
    Fresh Salmon Cakes Recipe - Salmon Patties with Fresh Wild Salmon [VIDEO]
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat (Republicans repeal country-of-origin)

    06/11/2015 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods. The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from for...
  • 6 Toxic Chinese Products found in the US (VIDEO)

    06/02/2015 3:54:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | June 2nd, 2015
    The United States is being flooded with potentially dangerous, toxic imports from China. Between 2006 and 2010, the FDA blocked 9,000 unsafe Chinese products from entering American borders. But the FDA also inspects less than 1% of all goods seeking entry into the US. So how much is getting through? From tainted milk to toxic pet food, the answer is costing American lives. Think twice about made in China.
  • Sea Lion Kidnapped From Los Angeles Beach: Witness

    04/21/2015 2:32:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | Monday, Apr 20, 2015
    A sea lion pup was kidnapped on a Los Angeles beach Sunday morning, a witness told police officers. Now, an investigation is underway to find the missing pup and its kidnappers. Two pups that made their way onto Dockweiler State Beach were being harassed by a group of people at about 3:30 a.m., the witness said, according to Los Angeles Police Department officers. Reports stated that the group was throwing things at the sea lions, including cinder blocks. They took a blanket out of a car, wrapped up one of the sea lions and took off with the animal in...
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    04/21/2015 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2015 1:03 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not enforced a law banning the import of goods made with forced labor since 2000 because of significant loopholes, The Associated Press has found. It has also spared Thailand from sanctions slapped on other countries with weak records in human trafficking because of a complex political relationship that includes cooperation against terrorism. The question...
  • Slaves Used To Catch Fish That End Up On U.S. Tables

    04/03/2015 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Times Union / AP ^ | 24 March 2015 | Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
    Benjina, Indonesia ___ The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States. Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the...
  • Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

    03/05/2015 11:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 03, 2015 3:15 PM AT | Staff
    Cooke Aquaculture sites in Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay reporting mortalities Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday. Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said. A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement. "Our provincial fish health...
  • "Crabs for Christmas" from WMPT show "Crabs"(Merry Christmas from Maryland, Hon!)

    12/15/2014 6:04:24 PM PST · by RedMDer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | WMPT
    Uploaded on Apr 28, 2009 From Maryland Public TV, the Crabs for Christmas song by David DeBoy from the old Crabs Tv series from the mid 80's, this was taped before I had cable so its fuzzy
  • Say Goodbye to Your Tuna Melts Because We've Ruined the Ocean

    09/04/2014 12:52:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Skeptics Guide to the Universe ^ | September 2, 2014 | Kate Christian
    According to a study published in Nature, oceanic mercury levels have tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Far surpassing earlier estimates, data collected during research cruises from 2006-2011 in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans has revealed a 340% increase in surface-level mercury content. During the cruises, deep seawater samples (depths up to 5km) were compared to surface water samples. The analysis implicates the burning of fossil fuels as the primary culprit of this dramatic rise, with mining activities thought to have also contributed a significant amount.
  • Watch Out Fishermen! Obama Is Planning a Seafood Fraud Crisis

    06/22/2014 12:55:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Obama has a plan to ruin the seafood supply chain with regulations and its gonna cost ya. Secretary of State John Kerry has found a new cause now that hes fresh off his mid-East failures. He is directing federal agencies to work on developing a program to combat seafood fraud upon orders from the imperial president. This follows up Mr. Obamas proclamation that he would implement his climate change agenda using a pen and a phone. It also follows Mr. Obamas seizure of a huge swath of the Pacific Ocean for the government, making it inaccessible for drilling and fishing....
  • School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

    03/28/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    The Truth Wins ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people...
  • Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice

    12/07/2013 2:07:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 07 Dec 2013 | Tom Porter
    This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged the stocks of the popular shrimp, also known as northern shrimp, to be dangerously low. "Shrimp is just one of those treasures in the winter of Maine," says Taylor, who co-owns the upscale Hugo's Restaurant in downtown Portland with Wiley. The restaurant sits just yards from the city's working waterfront and the two pride themselves on serving fresh, local seafood. Maine shrimp normally hit the menu in January or February. They may...
  • Fukushima Radiation Now A Global Disaster: Japan Finally Asks World For Help, Two Years Too Late

    10/11/2013 8:20:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    International Business ^ | 10/7 | Dave Smith
    The March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, but it took two and a half years after the fact for the Japanese government to ask the world for help. On Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan is finally open to receiving global aid to contain the ever-growing disaster at Fukushima, where radioactive water leaks continue to contaminate the Pacific Oceans ecosystem, and thus, the entire worlds food supply. "We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem," Abe said, in...
  • Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?

    08/26/2013 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Errant · 103 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 26 August, 2013 | George Washington
    We've extensively documented that radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America. More than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radioactive cesium from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna are a wide-ranging fish, which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year:
  • 7 Things to Do with Canned Sardines

    08/19/2013 5:57:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 112 replies
    chow ^ | Chris Rochelle,
    The last sardine cannery in the United States closed its doors for good last month, due to "global competition, corporate consolidations and a general lack of appetite, at least in the United States." But not only is the small, oily, silvery fish inexpensive, easy to prepare, and loaded with things that are good for you, like Omega-3 fatty acids and calcium, its also one of the most sustainable fish around: The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program lists sardines as a "Best Choice" due to their abundance and high production rate. Usually canned sardines are thought of as a last...
  • New Study Shows 59% of Tuna Sold in the U.S. Isnt Tuna

    03/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 134 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 2, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    This is just the latest revelation in the stealth inflation and food fraud theme I have written about frequently in recent months. The non-profit group Oceana took samples of 1,215 fish sold in the U.S. and genetic tests found that that 59% of those labeled tuna were mislabeled. It seems that white tuna should be avoided in particular as 84% of fish samples labeled 'white tuna' were actually escolar, a fish that can cause prolonged, uncontrollable, oily anal leakage. Oh and if you live in my hometown of New York City, you should pay particular attention: Big Apple has big...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 52 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • Florida Seafood Festival Celebrates Way of Life

    11/01/2012 9:24:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Times (Apalachiola & Carrabelle) ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | David Adlerstein
    We expect it to be one of the best, said John Solomon, president of the non-profit that oversees the affair. Its shaping up to be a very good one. Theres a lot of growth and interest this year in the festival. As proof of his assertion, Solomon cited Saturday evenings headline entertainment, country star Lee Brice, whose hit song Hard to Love has reached number one on Billboard's Country Song Chart. Two days before he steps on stage, Brice will be at the Country Music Awards, striding the red carpet with his fiance as he waits to learn whether he...
  • Japan: Seafood caught off Fukushima goes on sale for first time since disaster

    06/25/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | 06/25/12 | Yuri Kageyama
    Seafood caught off Fukushima goes on sale for first time since disaster By Yuri Kageyama National Jun. 25, 2012 - 08:50PM JST ( 50 ) TOKYO The first seafood caught off Japans Fukushima coastline since last years nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation. Octopus and whelk, a kind of marine snail, were chosen for the initial shipments because testing for radioactive cesium consistently measured no detectable amounts, according to the Fukushima Prefectural fishing cooperative. They were caught Friday and boiled so they last...
  • Looming Crisis: Officials Close Gulf Waters to Shrimping As Reports of Deformed Seafood Intensify

    04/26/2012 10:36:15 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 58 replies ^ | April 23, 2012 | Stuart H. Smith
    larmed by widespread reports of visibly sick, deformed seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, state officials have closed area waters to shrimping this morning (April 23). The waters will be closed indefinitely as scientists run tests in an effort to get a handle on a situation that is fast becoming a full-blown crisis on the Gulf Coast. The closures including all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon mark the first official step in responding to increasingly urgent reports from fishermen and scientists of grotesquely disfigured seafood...
  • Yeti crab with hairy chest discovered by British scientists(nicknamed after David Hasselhof)

    01/05/2012 9:31:40 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 13 replies ^ | January 4, 2012 13:13 | Talia Ralph
    Yetis don't just stomp around the Himalayas: apparently, they also crawl on the ocean floor. A new species of yeti crab has been discovered deep in the South Ocean by a team of British scientists. The crab has yet to be formally classified, and has been nicknamed "the Hoff" because of its extremely hairy chest, BBC News reported.
  • 6 New England lawmakers ask for new cod assessment

    12/17/2011 6:39:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ap ^ | Dec. 16, 2011
    New England lawmakers are asking the U.S. Commerce Secretary for an emergency assessment of the abundance of cod in the Gulf of Maine. ... The six lawmakers also are asking Bryson to freeze the cod catch limit at its current level until the study is complete. Fishermen are facing devastating cuts in cod catch next year
  • Tests Reveal Mislabeling of Fish

    05/27/2011 4:29:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/11 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    Scientists aiming their gene sequencers at commercial seafood are discovering rampant labeling fraud in supermarket coolers and restaurant tables: cheap fish is often substituted for expensive fillets, and overfished species are passed off as fish whose numbers are plentiful. Yellowtail stands in for mahi-mahi. Nile perch is labeled as shark, and tilapia may be the Meryl Streep of seafood, capable of playing almost any role. Recent studies by researchers in North America and Europe harnessing the new techniques have consistently found that 20 to 25 percent of the seafood products they check are fraudulently identified, fish geneticists say. Labeling regulation...
  • U.S. military purchases Gulf of Mexico seafood, boosting an industry battered by oil spill

    02/06/2011 8:20:05 PM PST · by Racehorse · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 February 2011 | Mary Foster
    Sales of Gulf of Mexico seafood are getting a boost from the military after being hammered by last year's BP oil spill, which left consumers fearing that the water's bounty had been tainted. Ten products, including fish, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, and packaged Cajun dishes such as jambalaya and shrimp etouffee are being promoted at 72 base commissaries along the East Coast, said Milt Ackerman, president of Military Solutions Inc., which is supplying seafood to the businesses. Gulf seafood sales fell sharply after a BP gulf well blew out in April, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the sea....
  • Spicy Jerk Marinade for Seafood or Chicken

    01/02/2011 5:44:00 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 27 replies
    1/2/11 | Self
    I started with a couple of recipes I found online, and modified and combined them to come up with this marinade. It's just outstanding with fish; I fixed tilapia with it tonight, and it's also great with shrimp and scallops... In a blender, combine the following: 1 large red onion, peeled, rough chopped 1 large shallot, peeled, rough chopped 2 large garlic cloves, peeled, rough chopped 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, rough chopped 1 large jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded, rough chopped 1 1/2 tsp Dry Thyme Juice of 1 lemon (or lime) 3 tsp Kosher Salt 1 tsp...
  • "Eat' em" stratagem for lionfish invasion in Florida

    12/31/2010 11:10:13 AM PST · by decimon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2010 | Pascal Fletche
    MIAMI (Reuters) Florida marine conservationists have come up with a simple recipe for fighting the invading lionfish that is gobbling up local reef life -- eat them. The Key Largo-based REEF conservation organization has just released "The Lionfish Cookbook," a collection of 45 recipes which is the group's latest strategy to counter an invasion of the non-native reddish brown-striped fish in Florida waters. "It's absolutely good eating -- a delicacy. It's delicately flavored white meat, very buttery," Lad Akins, director of special projects for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), told Reuters. He authored the cookbook along with a professional...
  • Panel challenges Gulf seafood safety all-clear

    12/28/2010 12:38:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 3+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/28/10 | Kari Huus
    A New Orleans law firm is challenging government assurances that Gulf Coast seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the BP oil spill, saying it poses a significant danger to public health. Its a high-stakes tug-of-war that will almost certainly end up in the courts, with two armies of scientists arguing over technical findings that could have real-world impact for seafood consumers and producers. Citing what the law firm calls a state-of-the-art laboratory analysis, toxicologists, chemists and marine biologists retained by the firm of environmental attorney Stuart Smith contend that the government seafood testing program, which has focused...
  • Favorite halibut recipes

    11/23/2010 9:10:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    I watched the second installment of a certain documentary TV series Sunday evening. As a result, I am now craving a delicious halibut steak. I love fish. I love seafood. I'm sure a lot of you here do. Forget politics for the time being. It would be great to share your favorite halibut recipes, and I know a lot of you folks are great chefs.
  • FDA's standards for Gulf seafood may be lower than those in past oil spills

    09/05/2010 7:30:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Press-Register [Mobile, AL] ^ | 9/5/10 | Ben Raines
    A Press-Register examination of the process used to reopen state waters around the Gulf to commercial fishing suggests that the Food and Drug Administration used an imprecise testing method, less protective standards than after past oil spills, and seafood consumption estimates that may not account for the dietary habits of Gulf Coast residents. (Snip) For the Gulf spill, the FDA assumed an adult eats about 3 pounds of fish per month, and about 1.6 pounds total of shrimp, crabs and oysters. Such consumption rates offer a built in-safety net, the FDA says, because the agency believes only 10 percent
  • Man Caught Cutting Beached Whale's Tail Off

    09/02/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Sep 2, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Delray man in custody after hacking tail off for foodA Delray Beach man is in custody after he reportedly tried to cut the tail off a whale that washed ashore early Thursday morning. Florida Fish and Wildlife agents are questioning James Hogan after he was found hacking away at the tail end of the whale, estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, according to the Palm Beach Post. "I didn't know it was illegal," Hogan told the Post, before he was hauled away. Hogan said he was fishing early Thursday morning when a passerby told him about the...
  • "Our Soul Is Dying" ~ Seafood restaurant owner's oil spill graveyard

    08/01/2010 11:24:17 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 36 replies · 3+ views
    AP Photo ^ | Summer 2010 | Photo by Eric Gay
  • Is This The Perfect Prawn? - 'Beautifully Textured Meat, Rich Color, Robust Size And A Great Taste'

    06/28/2010 4:48:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1+ views
    redOrbit ^ | Monday, 28 June 2010
    After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the worlds most perfect prawn. CSIRO scientists and the prawn industry have bred an improved Black Tiger prawn which is producing record yields in aquaculture farms and winning awards. So good are these prawns that they have won five gold medals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the past two years, including Champion of Show, the highest award possible. The scientists from CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship have used DNA technology to ensure the breeding program captures the very best Black Tiger prawn stocks that nature...
  • Newport Aquarium Upgrades, Reopens 'Bizarre' Exhibit (Electric Flame Scallops, etc)

    05/31/2010 3:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 537+ views
    News5 ^ | May 31, 2010
    The Newport Aquarium has upgraded its exhibit of bizarre sea creatures to include more than a dozen new species. Some of those include Japanese spider crabs, electric flame scallops and spotted garden eels. Chris Pierson, the aquarium's husbandry director, said the purpose of renovating the Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery is to make things "more family-friendly, more kid-friendly." The gallery re-opened Friday with a new configuration allows more visitors. It also gives children better access to the exhibits by putting some tanks closer to the floor. The aquarium also used the renovation to upgrade equipment and reduce energy costs.
  • Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore

    05/19/2010 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,206+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond. The developments underscored the gravity of the situation as British energy giant BP Plc raced to capture more crude gushing from a ruptured well a mile beneath the surface. The spill is threatening an ecological and economic disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond. "The day that we have all been fearing is upon us today," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said...
  • Officials urge calm, promote seafood [Gulf Oil Spill]

    05/09/2010 10:26:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 428+ views
    Obama cabinet members urged Coast residents Thursday to remain calm about the approaching oil spill and, along with state and local officials, allayed fears about the safety of eating seafood or visiting the Coast. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking at Keesler Air Force Base, plugged Gulf seafood, saying its still safe to eat because fishing has been shut down in contaminated areas. Frustrated fishermen breathed easier after state Sen. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, assured them they will have a chance for subcontract cleanup work. Long Beach paid tribute to its fallen officers Thursday, the 12th anniversary of the...
  • Shrimp, Peppers and Pasta (Oh My!)

    03/17/2010 2:56:46 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 396+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/17/10 | Stacey Winder
    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 stick (8 tbsp) butter 2 tbsp. minced garlic 16 oz. angel hair pasta
  • Google, China And The Seafood Trade

    01/21/2010 6:44:46 PM PST · by Hayrider · 6 replies · 288+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/21/2010 | MacAoidh
    Todays Wall Street Journal has a piece from former U.N. ambassador John Bolton congratulating Google for its decision to fight back against objectionable policies by the Chinese government with respect to intellectual property. Boltons piece, excerpted below, makes the case for American businesses and our government to vigorously defend our interests in dealing with China, lest the fears of Chinese economic supremacy prove true in a self-fulfilling manner. The lessons Bolton asks us to draw from the Google-China imbroglio apply to a broad range of issues, one of which hits close to home here in Louisiana.
  • FDA Bows To Pressure From Fans Of Raw Oysters

    11/17/2009 9:20:46 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 955+ views
    NPR ^ | 17 Nov 2009 | Debbie Elliott
    Raw Emotions Over Raw Oysters The FDA's proposal to treat raw oysters had sparked an outcry among diners. Legend has it that raw oysters are good for love but they're also worth fighting over, as the Food and Drug Administration has learned. Facing political pressure from the Gulf Coast oyster industry, the FDA has backed off a plan to require raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico to be treated to rid them of Vibrio vulnificus, a potentially deadly bacteria found in warm-water oysters. Harvesters and politicians had warned that the plan could devastate the industry. The outcry was...
  • U.S. scientists net giant squid in Gulf of Mexico

    09/23/2009 7:20:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies · 939+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/09 | Jasmin Melvin
    U.S. scientists in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly netted a 19.5-foot (5.9-meter) giant squid off the coast of Louisiana, the Interior Department said on Monday, showing how little is known about life in the deep waters of the Gulf. Not since 1954, when a giant squid was found floating dead off the Mississippi Delta, has the rare species been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico. The squid, weighing in at 103 pounds (46.7 kg), was caught July 30 in a trawl net more than 1,500 feet underwater as it was pulled by a research vessel. The giant squid, which did...
  • Crabmeat au gratin

    08/23/2009 6:49:34 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 8/23/09 | Stacey Winder
    You can substitute shrimp or use a combination of crabmeat and shrimp for this tasty seafood dish.
  • Jambalaya

    08/03/2009 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 763+ views ^ | 05/01/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Here's a recipe for jambalaya that's sure to please your family and bring out the Coonie in you! This one has been handed down for a few generations and comes straight from Granny's kitchen in Louisiana and the gulf coast of Mississippi. It don't get no better than this!