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  • Extinction threatens third of freshwater fish species, report finds

    02/23/2021 5:18:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | February 23, 2021 | By Yuliya Talmazan
    LONDON - Nearly a third of all freshwater fish species are threatened by extinction, according to a new report released by 16 conservation groups on Tuesday."The World’s Forgotten Fishes" says that 80 freshwater species — which make up more than half of all the world’s species — have already been declared extinct, with 16 disappearing in 2020 alone.Conservation groups behind the report, including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Global Wildlife Conservation, point to a combination of pressures on global freshwater fish populations, including habitat degradation, damming and draining of rivers and wetlands, pollution, introduction of invasive species, wildlife...
  • Dead Alien Fish Spotted at MacRitchie Reservoir

    02/17/2021 8:02:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | Ang Qing
    The carcass of a 'monstrous' fish spotted on Sunday (Feb 14) at MacRitchie Reservoir is the latest sighting of an alien species that is not supposed to be here at all. It was identified as an alligator gar. The fish, native to North America, can grow to a length of 2.5m, and is known to be released by owners who cannot cope with its size. Over the past 10 years, more than 20 people have faced enforcement action for illegally releasing animals, national water agency PUB and the National Parks Board (NParks) said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The...
  • Popeyes' newest creation: Its chicken sandwich ... only with fish

    02/10/2021 9:42:53 AM PST · by mylife · 36 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/10/2021
    With the chicken sandwich "we raised the bar for what a best-in-class, high-quality sandwich should taste like," said Sami Siddiqui, president of the Americas at Popeyes. "We wanted to do the same with fish." To draw in customers who loved the chicken sandwich, Popeyes is using the same bun and pickles combination in the fish version. It's also offering "sandwich insurance" on the launch day. For an additional 15 cents, people who buy the fish sandwich and don't like it can swap it out for a chicken sandwich.
  • This Self-Taught Baker Makes Unbelievably Realistic Fish Cakes

    01/12/2021 3:29:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 01.08.21 | Keenan Crow
    Anybody with a sweet tooth, please raise your hand. Now keep scrolling because you’ve got to check out these ultra realistic fish cakes this baker in Texas makes. These delicious works of art are created by Sugarbelle Sweets in Corpus Christi, Texas, by owner Dusty Sinclair. She’s a self-taught baker who specializes in custom cakes and cookies for weddings and other events. “I started Sugarbelle Sweets in 2014, but I’ve been baking most of my life,” Sinclair told me in an interview. She also said she’s an avid hunter/angler, along with the rest of her family. “When I’m not baking,...
  • Utah boy catches 48-pound trout six months after landing 41-pounder

    12/30/2020 12:19:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 29, 2020 / 3:32 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Utah said a 11-year-old boy landed a massive 48-pound trout just six months after reeling in a 41-pound trout. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Tyler Grimshaw drew attention online in June when the then-10-year-old reeled in a 41-pound trout without any assistance at Flaming Gorge. Grimshaw, now 11, bested his own catch this month by reeling in a 48-pound trout in the same area. Both fish were released back into the lake. "Way to go, Tyler," the division tweeted. The Utah state record for lake trout stands at 53 pounds, 15...
  • Ex-Sri Lankan official chomps on raw fish during news conference

    11/20/2020 4:42:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    A former Sri Lankan fisheries minister chomped on a raw fish at a Tuesday press conference as seafood sales in the nation have plummeted over coronavirus concerns. “I am making an appeal to the people of this country to eat this fish. Don’t be afraid. You will not get infected by the coronavirus,” Dilip Wedaarachchi said before biting into the fish. Last month, the Central Fish Market outside the nation’s capital, Colombo, was the site of a major coronavirus outbreak that led to thousands of countywide infections.
  • Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'

    10/20/2020 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/20/2020 | Video by Isabelle Rodd
    Australian researchers recently found that over 90 species of endangered fish are caught legally by industrial fisheries globally. In the wake of the study, scientists have again suggested eating more jellyfish as a sustainable option. Why? Marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin says there are a few reasons. VIDEO AT LINK.......................
  • How to Clean, Cook, and Eat Trout in the Backcountry

    10/16/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Outside ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Ryan Wichelns
    It's the lightest backpacking meal—and one of the easiest and tastiest Freshly caught trout tastes way better than a bag of freeze-dried slop. Backpacking food is often uninspiring. Because vegetables and meat are heavy and inconvenient, they often get left behind. And many easy-to-make, lightweight, dehydrated meals are bland or textureless. It’s a shame when you consider the wealth of free and delicious wild foods we’re surrounded by on so many backpacking trips. Plus, if you gather your meal at camp, it won’t weigh you down on the trail. If you want to go this route, your options are: get...
  • Some Fish Can Regenerate Their Eyes. Turns Out, Mammals Have Those Genes Too

    10/08/2020 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 8 OCTOBER 2020 | TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS
    Damage to the retina is the leading cause of blindness in humans, affecting millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, the retina is one of the few tissues we humans can't grow back. Unlike us, other animals such as zebrafish are able to regenerate this tissue that's so crucial to our power of sight. We share 70 percent of our genes with these tiny little zebrafish, and scientists have just discovered some of the shared genes include the ones that grant zebrafish the ability to grow back their retinas. "Regeneration seems to be the default status, and the loss of...
  • Maggots Munch on Food Waste at a South African Factory

    09/11/2020 5:06:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Yale Climate Connections ^ | August 24, 2020 | Diana Madson
    The insects eat leftovers that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution. Most people would look at a mass of writhing maggots and see a scene that belongs in a horror movie. But Jason Drew sees opportunity. Drew is CEO of the Insect Technology Group, which farms fly larvae at a factory in South Africa. “The fly has an incredible future in helping us solve some of our problems,” he says. For example, fly larvae can eat food waste that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution. At Drew’s factory, the maggots munch on leftovers from restaurants and...
  • Miley Cyrus quits vegan diet, says she cried the first time she ate fish

    09/07/2020 12:22:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 07 SEP 2020
    The actress-singer revealed that she felt her “brain wasn’t functioning properly”.After being strictly vegan for many years, singer-actress Miley Cyrus has decided to drop the diet. The 27-year-old made the revelation in a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where she said that she felt her health was being compromised. She told the host: “I was vegan for a very long time and I’ve had to introduce fish and omegas into my life because my brain wasn’t functioning properly.” She also said she suffered from hip pain that she attributed to her diet. Now, however, she said she’s...
  • Utah man's 53-pound lake trout breaks state record

    08/07/2020 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 6, 2020 / 12:56 PM | Ben Hooper
    Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Utah angler broke a 32-year-old state record when he reeled in a lake trout that weighed in at a staggering 53 pounds. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Chance Scott was fishing at Flaming Gorge when he reeled in the massive lake trout, which measured 44.1 inches long and 34.7 inches around. The DWR said the 53-pound, 15 ounce lake trout broke the previous state record of 51 pounds, which was set in 1988. "Nice catch, Chance," the DWR tweeted. The world record for lake trout is a 72-pound fish caught in August 1995...
  • California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal ( Klamath River - hydro-electric green energy )

    07/31/2020 12:17:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    ap ^ | July 30, 2020 | Robert Jablon,
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border ... which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history. The dams are owned by PacificCorp, an Oregon-based utility that is part of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate. The $450 million project would reshape California’s second-largest river and empty giant reservoirs. ... Newsom supports a 2016 agreement under which PacifiCorp would transfer its federal hydroelectric licenses for the dams to a nonprofit coalition, the Klamath River Renewal Corp., that was formed to oversee the demolition. ......
  • Kenya fishermen say they are squeezed by Ethiopian mega-dam

    07/20/2020 9:03:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 07/20/2020 | Baz Ratner
    Fishermen on the shores of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's biggest desert lake, have no doubt about what is to blame for their dwindling fish stocks: a giant hydroelectric dam built by Ethiopia on the River Omo, which feeds the lake. Complaints about the Omo dam have been overshadowed by another major water dispute, between Ethiopia and Egypt. Ethiopia is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which Cairo says will strangle its lifeline, the Nile. The government in Addis Ababa has said it needs the mega-dams to generate enough electricity for its population of 109 million,...
  • Doctors remove live worm from woman's tonsil [Japan]

    07/15/2020 8:35:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 07/14/2020 | Ben Hooper
    Doctors at a Tokyo hospital examined a patient complaining of throat irritation and discovered a 1.5-inch worm living in her tonsil. Photo courtesy of The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ======================================================================= July 14 (UPI) -- A team of Japanese doctors shared details of the case of a woman suffering throat irritation who actually had a live worm inside her tonsil. The doctors said in a study published in the July issue of The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that the 25-year-old woman came into St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo complaining of throat irritation five days...
  • Startling New Photos Reveal The World's Only Known Pink Manta Ray

    06/12/2020 6:15:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 18 FEBRUARY 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    When photographer Kristian Laine went out to the Great Barrier Reef near Lady Elliot Island to photograph some turtles, manta rays, and sharks, he wasn't expecting to stumble across the only known pink manta ray in the world. "I had never even heard of a pink manta and when I first saw it, I thought my camera was playing up," he told ScienceAlert. "Only later that night I saw a photo of a pink manta on the restaurant's notice board and thought it was a joke until I rushed to check the belly patterns in my camera." The pink reef...
  • Assam Man Brings Fish to Fight COVID-19, Guess Why!

    05/05/2020 1:43:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | 05th May 2020
    English terms used by the government in its awareness drives on the pandemic are misunderstood by a section of people in rural Assam and perhaps in other parts of the country tooIn rural India, one does not have to fish for innocence. It simply floats up, even during tough times like these. Last week, a villager who was suffering from an illness visited the government-run Block Primary Health Centre in Northern Assam’s Udalguri town to get medicines. As he was not wearing anything to cover his face, the “sister” (nurse) at the medicine counter advised the man to go and...
  • Lost fish becomes viral laugh in California neighborhood

    04/22/2020 4:44:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 22, 2020 | Victoria Ottomanelli
    When sixth grader Emil Lev-Twombly made a fake lost pet poster for laughs, he didn't expect it to go viral in his neighborhood of Carmichael, California. The student, who is social distancing with his family due to the coronavirus pandemic, was inspired by his own boredom to create an amusing poster for his fake pet, Charlie the fish. It reads: -Responds to "Charlie" -Do not chase -May act aggressive -50 REWARD
  • State telemeeting about California fishing ban erupts into chaos. ‘Make fishing great again!’

    04/09/2020 5:47:50 PM PDT · by Right2BareArms · 19 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 9, 2020 | Ryan Sabalow
    The California Fish and Game Commission abruptly canceled a teleconference Thursday morning amid cries of “make fishing great again!” and “fascists!” before it could consider authorizing a limited ban on sportfishing in some areas. Earlier this week, a group of conservative politicians, sheriffs and media outlets told their followers that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration was planning to outright cancel the fishing season statewide because of COVID-19.
  • No, Smoked Salmon and Lox Aren't the Same—Here's the Ultimate Guide to Cured Fish

    04/09/2020 4:06:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Real Simple ^ | April 08, 2020 | Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
    Smoked salmon, lox, Nova—they’re all the same, right? Nope. These various categories of cured fish have about as much in common as bread and pasta or salad and pickles. Translation? They can be made with the same raw ingredient, but once manipulated, they’re totally different foods. As someone who grew up on lox (I literally ate it by the pound as a small child), or what I called lox, I was kind of baffled to learn during a recent visit to Brooklyn’s Acme Smoked Fish that the product I’ve been referring to as lox my entire life is actually smoked...