Fisheries News & Science

Effective Disease Prevention without Antibiotics

Growing concerns with antibiotic resistance have increased the need for non antibiotic disease treatments. Atefeh Sheikhlar and colleagues challenged Sharptail Catfish Clarias gariepinus with the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila and compared growth and survival among untreated controls, treatment with the antibiotic oxytetracyline, and varying concentrations of an extract of the Asian asthma- plant Euphorbia hirta that... Read More

The Cutting Edge of Technology

Technological advances have led to unprecedented insights into animal movements, and this study by Eric Richer and his colleagues added GPS capability to radio- frequency identification (RFID) tags to accurately determine near- exact locations of fi sh within streams such that far more precise estimates of habitat use are now attainable. As a bonus, it... Read More

Fisheries Highlights – November 2017

President’s Commentary The Future of AFS Journals Policy Fish Need Infrastructure, Too Communications Expanding Our Reach: How AFS Staff and Units Have Advanced Communications in Just a Few Years FEATURES  Fish Bioenergetics 4.0: An R-Based Modeling Application The Fishery Resources of the Mississippi River: A Model for Conservation and Management … and more! Members click below for the November... Read More

NOAA: U.S. Fisheries Remain a Strong Economic Driver

Commercial and recreational fisheries remain a strong contributor to the United States economy, according to the annual Fisheries of the United States report released today by NOAA. Saltwater recreational fishing remains one of America’s favorite pastimes and a key contributor to the national economy—with 9.6 million anglers making nearly 63 million trips in 2016, catching more than 371... Read More

Future of Pacific Salmon in the Face of Environmental Change: Lessons from One of the World’s Remaining Productive Salmon Regions

By Erik R. Schoen, Mark S. Wipfli, E. Jamie Trammell, Daniel J. Rinella, Angelica L. Floyd, Jess Grunblatt, Molly D. McCarthy, Benjamin E. Meyer, John M. Morton, James E. Powell, Anupma Prakash, Matthew N. Reimer, Svetlana L. Stuefer, Horacio Toniolo, Brett M. Wells & Frank D. W. Witmer Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus spp. face serious challenges from climate and landscape change, particularly... Read More