American Fisheries Society – #SundayFishSketch Edition

Recently, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) had their annual meeting. This year’s conference was held in Baltimore, MD, home of the garbage eating trash wheels, cleaning up Baltimore’s waterways. The AFS reached out to me and the #SundayFishSketch and asked if our artists would sketch and call attention to fishes of the Chesapeake or mid-Atlantic…

A peacock of a different feather

The crystal-clear waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans are home to one of the world’s most colorful creatures who packs a powerful secret…

Fishing waste: a potential new source of biodegradable plastic

By: Dana Sackett, PhD The prestigious James Dyson Award is given to a university student each year for an invention that helps solve a widespread problem.  Lucy Hughes, the 2019 winner of this award, may have outdone herself by potentially solving not one but two global issues with her innovative design.  She proposed using the…

Five Years of the #SundayFishSketch

It started with a desire for accountability, consistency, and practice. My busy life of balancing being a graduate student, working part-time in a restaurant, managing regular household chores and errands, and trying to keep up socially with friends and family didn’t leave much time for many extracurricular activities. My name is Rene, and this is…

Get outdoors and support women in fisheries science!

From October 1-17, 2021, Women of Fisheries, Inc. will be hosting their 2nd Annual fisHER Adventure Classic. Proceeds for this event will be used to fund initiatives such as scholarships, awards, mentoring support, and planning for future annual meetings.

“Fall” fish

As the Harvest Moon wanes, a new season gathers steam, and grocery stores across the country struggle to keep up with the insatiable crowds of pumpkin spice fiends and Halloween-ers. For many, Autumn’s onset floods us with nostalgia, and cozy memories. We wrap each other up in fleece and take our children apple picking. We…

Angling for Accuracy

Growing up between the 1980’s and early 2000’s meant at least some influence of the flourishing industry of video games on some aspect of your life. Whether it was a trip to the arcade with friends or waiting for the newest gaming system or that long-awaited game release, the gaming industry has had a far-reaching…

Movie Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Yes, there is a movie starring “A” list actors about fisheries biology. Yes, you should definitely watch it. The film (based on the novel by Paul Torday) is about a very serious fisheries biologist (Ewan McGregor) in London who is hired out of the blue by a consulting agent (Emily Blunt) to help a Yemeni…

Repeat spawner series: The Values of a Species

By: Dana Sackett According to some scientists the earth is undergoing the sixth mass extinction crisis in the last half-billion years.  Some have described this current crisis as the largest loss of plants and animals since the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.  With so much loss it is hard to understand how these extinctions are…

O-fish-al Art Recap

This week on the Fisheries Blog we are once again recapping some of the themes and art from the #SundayFishSketch on Twitter. If you aren’t already familiar, this hashtag invites people around the world to practice their art by sketching different fishes. Each week there is a non-mandatory fishy theme, and below we will highlight…