Australian Coastal fish species

Australian Coastal fish species

Species Australian Salmon Arripus trutta / truttaceus Australian Salmon are closely related to the Herring or Tommy Ruff and are spectacular fighters. Their table qualities are poor so it’s best to return caught fish to the water quickly. Adult herring are very hard to distinguish from juvelile salmon (above) which are very closely related. The easiest way to tell them apart is by their eye and pupi Introduction You wouldn’t go out of your to hunt down some salmon fillets. No …

Ocean fish species Atlantic

Ocean fish species Atlantic

According to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), over 1, 200 metric tons of wolffish were caught in 1983. In 2009, the last year for which data is available, U.S. landings declined 97 percent to only 31.6 metric tons. Although wolffish are not targeted commercially, they are caught unintentionally in nets as bycatch, and they are also threatened by destructive modern fishing practices, such as trawling and dredging, that destroy the seafloor. Because wolffish live on …

Species of Deep Water fish

Species of Deep Water fish

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rescinded vital protections today for two severely depleted deepwater fish species in the South Atlantic, speckled hind and warsaw grouper. These fish are “extremely vulnerable to overfishing, ” according to NMFS, as they grow slowly, can live up to 40 years, and tend to spawn in groups. They’re also impressive animals – speckled hind can grow to three and a half feet and weigh up to 66 pounds, while warsaw grouper can reach seven feet …