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Entries in fish in the news (445)


Rainbow trout genome sequenced

Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout.

LINK (via:Phys.Org)


Tracking the World’s Largest Salmon With Sonar

I bet taimen was not what came to mind after reading that headline.

These fish, more widely known as taimen (“TIE-men”), split early from the salmon evolutionary tree.  These ancient fish are found only in Asia. One characteristic certainly sets them apart from all others in the great salmon family – they are the biggest, capable of reaching over 2 meters (6 feet) in length and living over 30 years.

LINK (via National Geographic)


Big Mouth Billy Bass...

Is there anything he can't do?

Big Mouth Billy Bass apparently got the best of a would-be burglar in Minnesota.

Authorities in Rochester say the motion-activated singing fish apparently scared off an intruder who tried to break into the Hooked on Fishing bait and tackle shop.

LINK (via: RYOT)


New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor steelhead 

The new $850,000 display will depict the steelhead's journey from mountain streams to the Pacific and is meant to spawn support for restoring the fish's habitat.

The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region's steelhead population hovers around 500 — 10% of what it was seven decades ago.

LINK (via: The LA Times)


It just goes to show that even when you are at the top of the food chain, you’re never really at the top of the food chain…

The horrifying part is that the shark was almost certainly alive as the eels made their way into its flesh and began to consume its life blood from the inside.  It would have been a long, slow and nasty way to go out.

LINK (via:Deep Sea News)


Are You Financing Seafood Crime?

Photo:John from Tulsa,

Between a fifth and a third of the wild-caught seafood imported into the United States was caught or trafficked illegally, according to the findings of an exhaustive study. Billions of dollars worth of shrimp, salmon, crab, and other marine life is sold in America after being harvested illegally, sold sans paperwork, or traded without required government oversight. It is effectively stolen away from ecosystems and law-abiding fishing fleets, complicating any progress toward industry sustainability.

LINK (via: Pacific Standard)

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