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From Your Body to Theirs: How Exposure to Pharmaceuticals Is Altering Gene Expression in Fishes

by Natalie Sopinka—AFS Contributing Writer [email protected] California’s waterways are home to smelt, dace, suckers, sturgeon, salmon, roach, and the state fish, the California Golden Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita. They are also home to several chemicals of emerging concern (CEC). A recent survey, led by Keith Maruya of the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, recommended... Read More

Relating Scientific Names to Common Names for Important Fisheries Species of the Mexican Pacific

by Mauricio Ramírez-Rodríguez Publications that involve the identification of important fisheries species generally do not relate scientific names to common names in landing records. For this reason, and in order to contribute to improving the  quality of fisheries statistics and the works based on them, Mexico’s National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) and the... Read More

A Historical Record of Sawfish in the Southern Gulf of Mexico: Evidence of Diversity Loss Using Old Photos

by Manuel Mendoza-Carranza and Alejandro Espinoza-Tenorio (Fisheries magazine: February 2015) Despite the conspicuous character of sawfish (Pristis spp.) in shallow estuarine waters, current records in the southern Gulf of Mexico are so scarce that they have been declared locally extinct from many areas where they formerly occurred (Fernandez-Carvalho et al. 2013). In Mexican waters of... Read More