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The sea urchin market in Japan

The sea urchin market in Japan The Japanese market for live sea urchin and sea urchin roe from the United States is growing rapidly, but it has not yet been fully developed. Although imported sea urchin has penetrated the Japanese market (U.S. sea urchin exports to Japan have increased from 540 metric tons (t) in […]

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the Oregon Fishery and Port sampling observations, 1988-92

Pacific hagfish, Eptatretus stouti, and black hagfish, E. deani: the Oregon Fishery and Port sampling observations, 1988-92 William H. Barss Introduction Hagfish, Eptatretus spp., of the class Agnatha, family Myxinidae, are among the most primitive and unique of fishes. They have cylindrical eel-shaped bodies, a cartilaginous skeleton, four hearts, 10–14 pairs of gill pores, and […]

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Spatial and temporal distribution of sea turtles in the Western North Atlantic and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Marine Recreational Fishery Statistics Survey

Spatial and temporal distribution of sea turtles in the Western North Atlantic and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Marine Recreational Fishery Statistics Survey Joanne Braun-McNeill Introduction Limited data exist on sea turtle (Cheloniidae and Dermochelydae) distributions and seasonal patterns of movement, knowledge which can aid conservation managers in their efforts to protect sea turtles […]

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distribution, biology and ecology, and historical fisheries

Rangia and marsh clams, Rangia cuneata, R. flexuosa, and Polymesoda caroliniana, in eastern Mexico: distribution, biology and ecology, and historical fisheries Armando T. Wakida-Kusunoki Introduction People have gathered Rangia and marsh clams along the eastern Mexico coast (Fig. 1) since prehispanic times. The clam species are almeja gallo or rooster clam, Rangia cuneata; almeja casco […]

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The Japanese abalone market

The Japanese abalone market Although abalone is expensive in Japan, it is popular among Japanese consumers, who eat it in sashimi, Chinese food, and holiday gift preparations. There are five major abalone species consumed in Japan. The United States was the fourth-largest exporter of abalone to Japan in 1988. Species Japan’s major abalone species are […]

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The Great Whales: History and Status of Six Species Listed as Endangered Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973

The Great Whales: History and Status of Six Species Listed as Endangered Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973 – Statistical Data Included Simona L. Perry A Special Issue of the Marine Fisheries Review The Status of Endangered Whales: An Overview Introduction and Background In the history of whaling from prehistoric to modern times, […]

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Trade and management: exclusive economic zones and the changing Japanese surimi market

Trade and management: exclusive economic zones and the changing Japanese surimi market – US dominance of seafood supply market in Japan John T. Sproul Introduction Japan has traditionally enjoyed virtual self-sufficiency in the supply of seafood to its domestic markets. Yet, in recent decades, Japanese suppliers have become increasingly dependent upon imports to meet consumer […]

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Mortality of Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, Related to Capture by Hook and Line

Mortality of Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, Related to Capture by Hook and Line – Statistical Data Included Douglas Albin Introduction The lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, is a large carnivorous fish of the family Hexagrammidae inhabiting the eastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California (Miller and Lea, 1972). Its life cycle is entirely marine, with egg masses […]

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The fisheries of Seychelles

The fisheries of Seychelles Introduction Seychelles’ commercial fishing industry has seen dramatic development since 1986 and is poised to challenge tourism as the nation’s largest revenue earner by the end of the century. Seychelles is at the center of the Indian Ocean tuna fisheries. Fishing Port, in the eastern section of the capital city, Victoria, […]

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The Origins and Early History of the Steamer Albatross, 1880-1887

The Origins and Early History of the Steamer Albatross, 1880-1887 – Statistical Data Included Dean C. Allard Spencer Fullerton Baird (Fig. 1), a noted systematic zoologist and builder of scientific institutions in 19th century America, persuaded the U.S. Congress to establish the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries(1) in March 1871. At that time, […]