Coastal fish of Florida

Coastal fish of Florida

October “Gone Coastal” column press release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Before August 2013, I had talked a lot about lionfish, but other than seeing them in tanks, I had never put my hands on one and never had one for dinner. Lionfish is a hot topic right now. The population of this invasive, nonnative species has boomed exponentially in the past few years, and recent scientific studies indicate that this species may be negatively impacting our marine …

Australian coastal fishes

Australian coastal fishes

In honour of a current visit to the ancestral homeland (Australia), I thought I’d share some fish species Aussies (from the southern states at least) are familiar with, but others may not know. Not too much science here, but I thought it might be interesting for fisher folk and ichthyology-bods alike. Snapper – Pagrus auratus. Not a snapper in the US sense, where the word means “Lutjanidae”, this is actually a member of the Sparidae so it’s closer to pinfish, porgies and scup …

Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center

Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center

The BFRI (Bangladesh Fish Research Institute) as a public sector organization is mandated to conduct research and feedback to DoF with appropriate technological support. Public university and other members of NARS institutes also contribute in technology generation within the national mandates. The vision of BFRI is to become a Center of Excellence for fisheries research to generate technologies and management guidelines for all sub sectors. However, out of the research organization …

Marine and Coastal Fisheries AFS

Marine and Coastal Fisheries AFS

Yesterday, Ray Hilborn, a controversial and high profile fisheries scientists at the University of Washington, wrapped up the Catch Shares Symposium at the AFS Meeting by urging people to embrace the catch shares system. He lived up to his reputation and stirred the pot by saying that anthropologists and sociologists should stop whining about some of the challenges presented by catch shares to fishing communities. He also emphasized that catch shares is a very broad term that …

African Coastal Fish

African Coastal Fish

African Journal of Aquatic Science - Vol. 29, No. 2 (2004) Book Review Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa By Rob C Hart (2004). Request Article. Rob C Hart, School of Botany & Zoology, University of kwazulu-Natal title: Coastal fishes of Southern Africa. Authors: Heemstra, P.; Heemstra, E. Corp.authors: National Inquiry Service Centre, Grahamstown (South | Whales & Dolphins of the World Heemstra Coastal Fish Posters: Coastal Fishes Of Southern Africa 1: Inshore: …

Coastal Living Fence Fish

Coastal Living Fence Fish

Long Island Boating World Magazine It strikes you as the Texas version of a New England fishing village smack on the Gulf of Mexico. Boasting the friendliness of small-town life where cowpokes rub elbows with shrimpers, artists and travelers, Rockport is perched on the north end of the Lagunda Madre peninsula. Here the muddy brown waters of the Gulf of Mexico begin to sparkle clear and green. A year-round destination for birding enthusiasts and sport fishermen, the area is one …

California Coastal Fish ID

California Coastal Fish ID

Family: Embiotocidae (Surfperches) Genus and Species: Hyperprosopon ellipticum Description: The body of the silver surfperch is oval and strongly compressed. The head is small and the mouth is moderately large. The body is silvery with dusky (brownish to gray) coloration on the back and dusky bars on the sides. The tail is usually pink with an occasional orange spot on the anal fin. The specific name ellipticum refers to its elliptical body out- line. It looks similar to the walleye …

Coastal fish Rochester NY

Coastal fish Rochester NY

Start: Lockport, NY Finish: Rochester, NY Weather: 80 degrees, sunny Miles: 76 Distance to date: 2, 613 I had one of those ‘be careful what you wish for’ experiences last night. I found a terrific fish fry – a slab of fish batter dipped and fried to perfection, beer dipped fries, cole slaw and rolls, served up with Sam Adams draft and a basket of popcorn. It was great going down – and then it stayed rolling in my stomach for hours! Now I can say I have done the Western New York …

Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa

Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa

Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa – Phil & Elaine Heemstra This is a useful book with a lot of good information about the species described. As I’ve used the book I’ve gotten more and more familiar with the different shapes that characterise the different kinds of fish. The contents page usefully categorises the fish by physical attributes. It’s tricky to use as a fish identification guide sometimes, because the colours of the fish are drawn and painted (no photos) as …