Forgotten Fishes

How much do you know about some of the world’s most valuable fishes?

Native Fish Coalition Founds Alabama Chapter, Reaching Beyond Salmonids

The Native Fish Coalition’s mission is to protect, preserve, and restore wild native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats. Founded in 2017, the group is largely made up of fly fishing and conservation enthusiasts from the Northeast US. They’ve dedicated their work to the memory of Dr. Robert J. Behnke, a…

Got Skillz? The Responses so far…

By: Dana Sackett, PhD There are a myriad of skills needed to succeed in aquatic science; not the least of which include being able to come back from the field sleep-deprived, mosquito bitten, and covered in muck with a commitment to do it again for more data. When it comes to science in general, previous…

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…

Mudskippin’ Along

Skip along with Guest Blogger Luke Leuty to learn about the unusual, but aptly named, mudskipper…

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…

Got Skillz?

By: Dana Sackett, PhD Much of my adult life has been dictated by the needs of the military (my husband’s employer), including frequent moves.  As a result, I have often had to find ways to gain and develop new skill sets to keep myself employed in the field of environmental science.  Following our most recent…

In hot water: the consequences of warming lakes, rivers, and oceans

By: Dana Sackett, PhD With the ripples of a historic election still settling in the United States, one promise from the President-elect and Vice President-elect is resonating with the scientific community more than most. The direct promise to address climate change with science-based decisions and policies. A promise that comes as the 28th major storm…

Once in a Blue Moon: How Does the Moon Affect Fish Behavior?

The next time a blue moon will occur on Halloween won’t be until 2077, so if you missed it this weekend… well. Too bad. A blue moon is the second of two full moons that occur in the same month. It’s a rare astronomical event, thus the expression, but it is part of our solar…