Spooky Fishes you Eat from the Deep Sea – Halloween Special

When you think of fisheries, aquaculture, and the fish you eat, whether it be freshwater or marine, there are certain fishes that come to mind. You may think walleye, tilapia, and hake, or salmon, tuna, and cod. You may even be able to form images in your mind of what these fishes look like, and…

To Hells Canyon and Back: Conducting Fisheries Science with a Disability

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and I encourage each of you to challenge any preconceived notions you have, see, or hear about people with disabilities. Inclusivity and equity are more than buzzwords, and the field of fisheries conservation needs representation from all backgrounds in order to maximize its success. @sasha_piranha

When the going gets tough

…the tough plan ahead. Field biologists are often faced with grueling work in unforgiving conditions. Being responsible for planning that work can be daunting, especially for new grad students or crew leads who may not have as much leadership experience. The following article was written by Eli Lamb, who is a second year grad student,…

Frog Eat Frog World

With Guest Blogger Ben Ikenson, explore how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are managing the ‘menace of bullfrogs’ to protect habitats for threatened and endangered native fish and frogs…

O-fish-al Art Recap: An Ode to E

On Twitter, the #SundayFishSketch has brought together a community of individuals that love to sketch fish. The hashtag caught the eye of a father with a young a son, who goes by ‘E’ online, with an insatiable curiosity for all things related to fish and aquatic life. Not only is E’s thirst for knowledge unquenchable,…

This week: Scientific Communication Workshop

This workshop is designed to help you with #SciComm, whether you are starting your first research project, finishing up your second post-doc, or just getting your feet wet in the natural resources workforce.

Biopesticides: a potential solution to healthier aquatic ecosystems

By: Dana Sackett, PhD Aquatic environments are frequently the eventual, albeit-it often unintentional, receptacle for pollutants released by human activities.  While the adage ‘it always rolls downhill’ is meant to be facetious, in practice, wastewater effluent discharge, stormwater run-off, and agricultural runoff (including pesticides) do wash downstream into our aquatic ecosystems.  Aquatic organisms are also…

Back to school for academics in fisheries

Today is the first day of school at universities across the country, and even though some people have successfully adjusted their lives to the rules of our new world, more adjustments seem like a guarantee, which can be a significant source of stress. The point of this article is not to exacerbate anyone’s anxiety but…

O-fish-al Art Recap

The #SundayFishSketch is a hashtag that encourages like-minded individuals to incorporate art and fish into their weekly lives. Not only is it a great community to join for beginning sketchers, but it also acts as reminder to even the most seasoned of artists to continue practicing their craft. Many of the #SundayFishSketch themes are fun…

How conserving biodiversity may help prevent the next pandemic

By: Dana Sackett, PhD Given the unprecedented times we are in and that most with an interest in fish biology also have an interest in ecology and nature, I decided to take some liberties in this week’s The Fisheries Blog article.  So please bear with me while I diverge from our typical fisheries-centered topics and…