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The man who saved the salmon dies

Orri Vigfússon brokered fishing rights buyouts with governments and corporations, effectively stopping destructive commercial salmon fishing in the N. Atlantic [...]

July 13, 2017 RECENT, Slide

The lateral line – A fish’s sixth sense

To understand how the lateral line works it is important to understand its structure and how pressure waves stimulate a response in fish. [...]

January 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Watering with potable water can be as bad for fishing as some dams

Tens of thousands of small dams—most of them small concrete or earthen dams—fragment rivers and streams, block fish passage and impair water quality. [...]

June 6, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gourmet Angler: Are all salmon created equal? No, they are not

Farmed salmon (often labeled “Atlantic”) is criticized for high levels of contaminants, the overuse of antibiotics, pollution of surrounding waterways, and nonsecure marine pens. [...]

May 26, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Of Interest: Is open ocean fish farming a game changer? Yes

We’ve surpassed our capacity to sustainably fish wild caught fish, shrimp, and mollusks from the ocean, and so we’ve turned to aquaculture, or fish farming, as a strategy to feed our appetites for fish [...]

September 4, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: The Undamming of America

In the hundred or so dam removals for which data is available, fish, lamprey, and eel populations are rebounding, and more sediment and nutrients are heading downstream [...]

August 21, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

News: Mike Stidham earns BTT 2015 artist of year

Few heralded outdoor artists with a bent for painting fish have as a strong background in fly angling as Mike Stidham. [...]

February 2, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Science: The first genetically engineered fish is here, but is that good?

AquAdvantage® Salmon contain genes from an unrelated King Salmon, the largest of the Pacific salmon, and distinctive genetic material from an eel-like ocean pout [...]

January 6, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Science, Slide

Wednesday Fish Facts: Are exotics and non-native fish the same thing?

Snakeheads have recently been illegally introduced into several States, only two species are reproducing in the continental United States - the Northern Snakehead and the Bullseye Snakehead [...]

October 15, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

Wednesday Fish Facts: Galeocerdo, cuvier – tiger shark

The tiger shark has a notable tolerance for many different kinds of marine habitat but generally prefers murky waters in coastal areas. [...]

August 27, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts