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…

Review: “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

This book was gifted to me at the end of 2020 and I’ve been incorporating lessons from it into every aspect of my life, from hunting and fishing to the way I conduct my dissertation research. In “Braiding Sweetgrass”, Kimmerer weaves personal stories into lessons about how we can incorporate an ancient worldview into our…

The dirty depths: how connected are we to the deep ocean?

By: Dana Sackett, Ph.D. The deep sea is the largest and one of the most unique habitats on the planet. Once thought to be pristine and out of reach to human impacts, studies on the deep ocean have recently proven the opposite. This remote yet surprisingly diverse ecosystem is turning out to be more interconnected…

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,…

Ten Fisheries Blog Lists

Happy New Year! This year marks a milestone for us at the Fisheries Blog – we’ve laughed, learned, and shared our love of fish with you for the past TEN YEARS!

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…