Tag Archive 'fish'

In Conservation Magazine’s recent good read, “Point of No Return: Why Aren’t Fish Populations Recovering?” author Natasha Loder examines why fishery management policies may have resulted in an insurmountable “Darwinian Debt.” In the 1940s, cod in the northeast Arctic had an average size of 95 cm. Today they average only 65 cm. And average size […]

Read Full Post »

Wetlands in the U.S. are still taking a hit, and human activity, urban, suburban, and rural development, is the cause. A new study released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says between 2004 and 2009, wetland area in the coastal watersheds of the U.S. declined by an estimated 360,720 acres. The worst part: […]

Read Full Post »

“Tiny sea creatures that play a big role in the ocean food chain are unable to adapt to warming oceans, according to a new study that may have profound ramifications for fisheries,” this according to a recent NBC news report about an Australian study. Does this point to a similar problem for cold, freshwater fisheries, […]

Read Full Post »

A recent study in the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society  (Volume 142, Issue 1, 2013) reports that after two decades, wild trout in the Blackfoot River Basin of Montana are still benefiting from stream restoration efforts. That’s great news that a peer-reviewed study finds a positive correlation between restoration and wild trout populations.  Habitat […]

Read Full Post »

The Seattle Times reported that a federal judge has ordered culvert repairs to ensure tribes have fish to catch, as guaranteed by their treaty rights. The ruling could have broader impact on other types of development. A long-awaited tribal fishing-rights decision by a federal judge means the state must immediately accelerate more than $1 billion […]

Read Full Post »

The Oregon History Museum recently installed quilt exhibit titled, “Two Rivers Three Sisters,” telling a story of Sisters Country communities coming together to revitalize Whychus Creek and the Metolius River, according to a press release. The exhibit displays 17 quilt panels made by 18 Central Oregon master quilters and hangs 40 feet tall. It will also feature […]

Read Full Post »

A new research study featured in the latest issue of the American Fisheries Society’s Fisheries Magazine explores how a warming climate is affecting trout streams throughout the Rocky Mountains, and urges quick action if native trout populations are to persist in diminishing cold-water habitats. One important point of the article is that even with better […]

Read Full Post »

Many of you who have been following this series on my work with Siberian taimen (Hucho taimen) in Mongolia may not be aware that this species is actually one of five taimen species that exist in the world.  A recent International Union for Conservation of Nature report titled, “Largest Salmon in the World Edges Toward Extinction,” […]

Read Full Post »

 The American Sportfishing Association  reports that on Sept. 14, 2012 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its recommendations for budget cuts that include withholding parts of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. The cut would be the first in the fund’s 62-year history.  The ASA calls the fund, “the backbone of […]

Read Full Post »

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »