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Forage fish make the sport fishing wheels go ’round

Preserving the ocean’s forage base is the first step to managing fisheries. It protects against irreversible damage to marine ecosystems.   [...]

December 7, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Our bête noire in-charge let the most valued conservation fund expire

From the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to the playground in your neighborhood, the Land and Water Conservation Fund gets involved [...]

October 2, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Dams, fish, and our participation does matter

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. [...]

May 17, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

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