If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em? A look into a new name – and, some hope, a new taste – for an invasive species.
Tag: invasive species
These Waters Aren’t Deep Enough for the Both of Us: A Brown and Cutthroat Trout Showdown
In the wild west, there’s a new outlaw in town…join guest blogger Madi Richardson on a journey to Yellowstone National Park.
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…
Electrofrogging: Zapping frogs on the front-line of invasion
Bullfrogs eat just about anything, including fish, mammals, crustaceans, and other amphibians, hence the concern with their introduction. Electrofrogging is an effective technique to interrupt their forward march.
Coming to ‘terms’ with species invasions
Believe it or not, fish don’t care what we call them. However, terminologies associated with certain species can affect how society perceives their importance and impact. Naturalists have been interested in the effects of species introductions just as long as we have been moving species around. In that time, species introductions have had a variety…
by Brandon Peoples The media likes to make a big deal about invasive species. We’ve seen plenty videos of jumping carp, documentaries about Red Lionfish, and photos of pipes choked by zebra muzzels. But what about the other aquatic invaders, the ones that sometimes sneak past the headlines…the species that may even be threatened in their…
Invasive species recipes
by Brandon Peoples Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity. Eradication of most invasive fishes is rarely feasible. However, reducing the biomass of invasive species to keep them from getting a leg-up (so to speak) can be a lucrative alternative. Establishing commercial and recreational fisheries for invasive fishes can be a…
Blurred lines: Can climate change-induced range expansion qualify a species as invasive?
Does range expansion from climate change qualify a species as invasive if it impacts resident native species in its new habitat?
Off-the-wall fishing derbies raise participation and awareness
by Don Orth and Brandon Peoples Decline in recreational angling is a major concern of resource managers in North America as agency revenues are tied to license sales and excise taxes on fishing and motorboat fuel. Anglers have many reasons to fish, and fisheries scientists foster this understanding by using angler typologies based on angler…