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Can Amphibians Help Conserve Native Fishes?

By Niall G. Clancy | Department of Ecology, Montana State University, 310 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, Montana 59717. E-mail: niallgc66@gmail.com Native fish populations have continued to decline worldwide despite advances in management practices. As such, new approaches are needed to complement the old. In many flowing and standing waters, larval amphibians are the dominant vertebrate taxa. This... Read More

Aquatic Biodiversity in the U.S. State Wildlife Action Plans

By Jonathan Mawdsley | Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 1100 First Street NE, Suite 825, Washington, D.C. 20002. E-mail: jmawdsley@fishwildlife.org; Davia Palmeri and Mark Humpert | Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington, D.C. We surveyed state wildlife action plan (SWAP) coordinators in all 50 U.S. states; the commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern... Read More

New NOAA Economics and Status of Stocks Reports

May 9, 2017 — U.S. commercial and recreational fishing generated $208 billion in sales, contributed $97 billion to the gross domestic product and supported 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs in 2015 — above the five-year average — according to NOAA’s Fisheries Economics of the United States report released today. Also out today, the Annual Report to... Read More

FISHERIES MAGAZINE – MAY 2017

COLUMNS Guest Column Wrinkles in Time Policy Column Revisiting (or Sharpening) Our Policy Mandate FEATURES  Conservation Challenges and Research Needs for Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin Targeted Catch-and-Release of Prohibited Sharks: Sand Tigers in Coastal Delaware Waters … and more! Members click below for the May 2017 Fisheries magazine's complete issue. Non-members, join here. Read More

Causes and Consequences of Straying into Small Populations of Pacific Salmon

Pacific salmon straying has been heavily studied for several decades, particularly from the perspective of the populations that donate the stray migrants. Conservation consequences are experienced primarily by the populations that receive strays, though, and there is recent evidence of significant levels of genetic introgression in small recipient populations, which could contribute to the loss... Read More

Inland Fisheries Habitat Management: Lessons Learned from Wildlife Ecology and a Proposal for Change

We provide a perspective comparing inland fish and wildlife habitat management systems and highlight lessons from wildlife ecology that could benefit inland fisheries. We reason that wildlife habitat management has become widespread and accepted because humans share habitats with wildlife and positive/negative responses to habitat restorations/loss are directly observable. Read More

Grand Challenges in the Management and Conservation of North American Inland Fishes and Fisheries

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. Inland fisheries are... Read More