Monthly Archives: June 2014

Environmental Group Says Lobster is “Poor Choice” for Pregnant Women

Later this summer, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) plans to raise concerns about mercury levels in lobster within the context of a draft update to federal consumer guidelines for seafood consumption. The draft update to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and … Continue reading

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The Mercury-Laden Fish Floated for School Lunches

For quite some time, I’ve been working on a story regarding a small species of shark called dogfish. What started as a piece profiling some fish species the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) was featuring as abundant, underutilized and under-appreciated … Continue reading

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New $60K+ Anti-Aquarium Fishery Campaign in Hawaii Distances Itself from Other Fisheries

In a 20 June West Hawaii Today article detailing plans for a grant recently given to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) from from the Snorkel Bob Foundation, Humane Society International Executive Director Teresa Telecky attempted to distance HSUS’s anti-aquarium fishery campaign from other fisheries … Continue reading

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New Rule Banning Import of Lionfish to Florida Could be Slippery Slope

The smallest lionfish from the genus Pterois is the Mombasa lionfish (P. mombasae). It reaches a maximum size of 20 cm TL. The largest lionfish from the genus Dendrochirus (aka the dwarf lionfishes) is the zebra turkeyfish (D. zebra). It reaches a … Continue reading

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FWC Commissioners Vote Unanimously to Approve Final Lionfish Rules

  Today Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioners approved unanimously the proposed final rules that 1) prohibit the importation of live lionfish from the genus Pterois, 2) allow persons diving by means of a rebreather to harvest and possess lionfish, and 3) allow … Continue reading

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Lionfish Proposed Final Rules Set for Vote Today in Florida

Today Florida Fish and Wildlife staff will recommend approving the proposed final rules that prohibit the importation of live lionfish from the genus Pterois, allow persons diving by means of a rebreather to harvest and possess lionfish, and allow the Executive … Continue reading

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