Fishing in the deep: A dive into deep-sea fisheries

Most of the things I post about on the Fisheries Blog are associated with art or fun fish facts. My scientific research on deep-sea fishes isn’t inherently ‘fisheries’ related as I study the systematics (evolution) of deep-sea fish groups. That being said, as someone who grew up in the midwest, I have had multiple experiences…

O-fish-al Art Recap

The #SundayFishSketch is a Twitter hashtag that encourages like-minded individuals to incorporate art and fish into their weekly lives. It is a great community to join for beginning sketchers and is also a way for seasoned artists to continue to practice. Many of the #SundayFishSketch themes can be fun getaways from your current life while…

O-fish-al Art Recap

As always, the Fisheries Blog O-fish-al Art Recap highlights the themes, the artists, and the art of the #SundayFishSketch on Twitter. Our artists continue to post amazing illustrations associated with different holidays and events. Continue reading for information and sketches of fishes pertaining to Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and more. #FishyReproduction A tried and…

Repeat Spawners: High Sierra Trout Stocking

Starting the year 2022, many of us a looking back on simpler and easier times. The last couple years have been hard on us all, and those of us here at the Fisheries Blog hope you have a better year moving forward. We wanted to take a look back at the first fisheries blog post,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

O-fish-al Art Recap

As always, the Fisheries Blog O-fish-al Art Recap highlights the themes, the artists, and the art of the #SundayFishSketch on Twitter. Over the last few months there have been a handful of holidays, and events that were celebrated in a fishy and artistic way. So, please read on for sketches of fishes pertaining to Father’s…

A Compilation of Historical Fish Art From the Last Quincentenary

The world is full of old historical artworks of fishes. Many times, these works are extremely detailed, created for identification for future users or for documentation and description of new species. Other times, these works can be very fanciful, renditions of what a particular fish may have looked like while alive, although no person at…

O-fish-al Art Recap

Welcome back, readers, to another recap of the #SundayFishSketch on Twitter. Where you get to experience highlights of the fantastic fish art being regularly posted. Don’t forget, if you are inclined to join in, but aren’t confident in your artistic skills, don’t worry! The #SundaFishSketch community is open, welcoming, and all about practicing art by…

O-fish-al Art Recap

Welcome back to the #SundayFishSketch recap. If you haven’t read one of these blogs before, I recap some of the themes we have covered over the last few months, highlight some great artwork by novice and professional artists alike , and gain fishy insights from our artist of the month. #WomenHistoryMonth  Our most recent theme…

O-fish-al Art Recap

The Fisheries Blog hasn’t posted a #SundayFishSketch art recap in quite a while. It is now 2021 and many things in the world and our daily lives have changed in 2020. Bringing to light the fantastic fish art of late 2020 and early 2021 will be a great way to round out January. Continue reading…

Fish Dishes: Expand your Cookbook

When we think of Thanksgiving or most holiday foods in the United States, fish rarely comes to mind. Although not usually on the table in our modern times, a previous Fisheries Blog post talks about fish that were likely served at the first Thanksgiving. A huge portion of fisheries work and maintenance is growing and…

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…