50 Fish, 50 States: Razorback Sucker Nursery

50 Fish, 50 States: Razorback Sucker Nursery

“The razorback sucker has been in the Colorado River for millions of years, but recently the river has changed significantly,” says Zach Ahrens, native aquatics biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Sustainable Swordfish: Fishing Deep for Conservation Solutions

Sustainable Swordfish: Fishing Deep for Conservation Solutions

“The Nature Conservancy needed a conservation solution that could tackle bycatch challenges while still providing economic opportunities for sustainable fishing in coastal fishing communities,” said Dr. Alexis Jackson, Fishery Project Director with TNC’s California Oceans Program.

Baby Fish Feast on Microplastics, and Then Get Eaten

Baby Fish Feast on Microplastics, and Then Get Eaten

Gove and his colleagues dissected hundreds of larval fish and found that 8.6 percent of specimens from slicks—which appear as smooth ribbons on the surface—contained microplastics, more than twice the rate as larvae in nearby non-slick surface waters.

Review: What Fishing Books Can Be

Review: What Fishing Books Can Be

Fishing writer Chris Hunt takes one of the most well-known fishing destinations in the world, and covers it with new insights and approaches.Instead, he describes how he prepares for a new fishing situation, how he reads habitat, how he focuses during long days on the water.

The Carp Show: An Inside Look at the Jumping Fish Invasion

The Carp Show: An Inside Look at the Jumping Fish Invasion

The invasive fish known collectively as Asian carp represent four species: silver, bighead, black and grass carp.“Our ability to control water levels at Emiquon means that if Asian carp, or other non-native species, become too invasive, we can dry the preserve up and start again,” says Blodgett.

50 Fish, 50 States: Small Stream Wonders

50 Fish, 50 States: Small Stream Wonders

Miller I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a means to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world.The cutlip minnow has been swimming in streams I’ve poked around my whole life, and this is my first meeting.

50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

50 Fish, 50 States: Trout at 11,000 Feet

The quest rewarded: Greenback cutthroat trout at 11,000 feet © Matt Miller I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a means to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world.

50 Fish, 50 States: The Bass of Emiquon

50 Fish, 50 States: The Bass of Emiquon

Miller / TNC As white bass fishing on Emiquon goes, this is a slow day.I know bass fishing is just a small part of Emiquon Preserve.

50 Fish, 50 States: Garkansas

50 Fish, 50 States: Garkansas

The next time I get this question, I’m pointing them to Henry Foster, an 11-year-old kid who draws fish cartoons and has already led a successful effort to have Arkansas designate a state primitive fish. I had heard of Henry, and his campaign to make alligator gar the state fish of Arkansas.

Gulf Fisheries Are Under Siege—Now Comes Tropical Storm Barry

Gulf Fisheries Are Under Siege—Now Comes Tropical Storm Barry

A historic slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water loaded with chemicals, pesticides, and human waste from 31 states and two Canadian provinces is draining straight into the marshes and bayous of the Gulf of Mexico —the nurseries of Arnesen’s fishing grounds—upsetting the delicate balance of salinity and destroying the fragile ecosystem in the process.

50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

50 Fish, 50 States: A Conservation Journey

Largescale sucker © Ben Cantrell I’m on a quest to catch a fish in each of the 50 U.S. states – and to use each adventure as a way to explore conservation, the latest fisheries research and our complicated connections to the natural world. Miller / TNC Pyramid Lake once teemed with monstrous fish, a subspecies known as the Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Collective Fishing Agreements Benefit Both Groundfish and Fishermen

Collective Fishing Agreements Benefit Both Groundfish and Fishermen

Fishermen from Morro Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Fort Bragg formed an initial working group with TNC to explore the formation of a cooperative agreement aimed at reducing bycatch of overfished species and providing benefits to fishermen members, like reduced financial risk and uncertainty.

The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

Plain pocketbook mussel displaying lure, fish mimic with eye spot © Ryan Hagerty, US Fish & Wildlife Service To imagine the life of a freshwater mussel living in a southeastern U.S. river, picture a couch potato with a constant buffet line rolling past.

Afield with the Gar Professor

Afield with the Gar Professor

And Solomon continues to reach new people every year – students, anglers, social media users – with his love of gar and other primitive fish. I scanned the water and soon saw the first fish come to the surface, a bowfin , another primitive species also of research interest to Solomon.

Community MPAs Fail to Protect Important Reef Fish

Community MPAs Fail to Protect Important Reef Fish

Published in Coral Reefs , this research evaluates the effectiveness of locally-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) in Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Community-based management fails to halt declines of bumphead parrotfish and humphead wrasse in Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands.

When Fish Eat Birds

When Fish Eat Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports on one instance where two pike sampled in a river contained partially-digested bald eagle chicks. In one section of the River Tarn in southwestern France, a large catfish species not only actively seeks pigeons, but does so by attacking the birds on land.

Scientists voyage into the Antarctic unknown

Scientists voyage into the Antarctic unknown

Voyage leader Dr Richard O’Driscoll says the main aim of the trip is to increase knowledge about key processes in the Ross Sea and to provide baseline information about the MPA so scientists can start to evaluate its effectiveness.

Electrofishing Threatens A Rare Dolphin-Human Partnership

Electrofishing Threatens A Rare Dolphin-Human Partnership

But the dolphins that live here in the Ayeyarwaddy River are extremely special — they’ve learned to fish with humans. Naing Lin says that electrofishing is jeopardizing fish populations that both the dolphins and legal fishermen rely on for food.

Fish populations could rise in warming climate with better management

Fish populations could rise in warming climate with better management

Better management of fisheries and fishing rights around the world could increase profits and leave more fish in the sea as long as measures to meet climate obligations are taken, new research has found.