Results: 2016 Readers’ Survey

With five years under our belts and over a million site visits from over 220 countries, The Fisheries Blog can now look back at our body of work and say that we’ve covered a large range of topics.  From our most popular posts on poisonous fishes, distortions by Disney, and shark anatomy to more personal posts on…

2016 Readers’ Survey

What is it that you want to see every Monday morning from The Fisheries Blog? Fill out our short survey to let us know!

Why be a #SocialFish?

Whether you are an early adopter or a luddite like me, there’s no denying that social media has transformed the way we interact with each other and the way we communicate our science.

Why is genetic diversity important?

Genetic diversity and the portfolio effect can help buffer species against global change. The greater the genetic diversity, the greater the opportunity for resiliency to future climate change. When it comes to fish conservation in an era of global change, genetic diversity is like a diversified financial portfolio. If you bet everything on one strain, you could end up with…

My Fishy Valentine

From the free love fest of Nassau Groupers to the one, true love of the Four-eyed Butterflyfish, this Valentine’s Day, The Fisheries Blog take a look at the different forms of fish love ♥ ♥ ♥

Fish or Treat: 6 Halloween Inspired Fish

Illustrated by Hannah Dean; Written by Patrick Cooney In October of last year we brought you fish that inspired scary Halloween costumes.  This year we bring you a new gang of ghastly fish with Halloween inspired names.   Vampire Fish Vampire fish have massive 6 inch fangs used to impale fish.  Although vampire fish have a Transylvania inspired…

I Am A Fisheries Biologist

So what are these crazy unrealistic fisheries biologists up to?  They are working with the United Nations and non-fisheries folks to help provide food for a growing global population.