Monday, June 10, 2013

10/06/2013: Where have all the anchovies gone?; made-up Chilean Sea Bass; shellfish harvesting bill moves forward

Growing to about 5 inches on average, the Peruvian anchovy might seem an unlikely candidate for the title of the world’s mightiest fish.

However, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, the Peruvian anchovy is “the most heavily exploited fish in world history,” with annual catches in Chile and Peru sometimes totaling more than 9 million tons, two or three times the United States' catch of all fish species.


The Chilean sea bass is shrouded with mystery. Not least because it's actually not from Chile, nor is it even a bass. Since 1996, fishing vessels from all over the world have travelled to the most remote sea to catch the Antarctic toothfish.

The fishery lands 3,000 tons annually, selling much of it as “Chilean sea bass,” deceiving customers of high-end restaurants and supermarket chains around the world.


Legislation to implement aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays has  progressed in the state Legislature despite opposition from some watermen.

Delaware is the only East Coast state without aquaculture, and supporters of the bill argue that not implementing aquaculture is neglecting obvious revenue and job creation.


The Antarctic toothfish have large, upward loo...
The Antarctic Toothfish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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