Fisheries Abstracts

A Standard Method for Abbreviating the Names of Fishes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Rebecca M. Krogman Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 24570 U.S. Highway 34, Chariton, IA 50049. E-mail: [email protected] Abbreviations for fish names are used by fisheries biologists throughout the data life cycle, especially field data collection and entry, sharing, and reporting. However, use of nonstandard abbreviation systems across North America hinders data collection, sharing, and communication... Read More

Is a Global Quantitative Assessment of Shark Populations Warranted?

Matias Braccini : E-mail: [email protected] A recent global quantitative assessment suggested that “the majority of shark populations will continue to decline under current fishing pressure” (Worm et al. 2013:198) and concluded that global shark mortality needs to be drastically reduced to rebuild populations and restore marine ecosystems with functional top predators. The high exploitation rates inferred... Read More

Action Cameras: Bringing Aquatic and Fisheries Research into View

Daniel P. Struthers, Andy J. Danylchuk, Alexander D.M. Wilson, and Steven J. Cooke Digital action cameras (ACs) are increasingly being utilized for aquatic research purposes due to their cost effectiveness, versatility, high-resolution imagery, and durability. Here we review the advantages of AC technology in research, with particular emphases on (a) research videography (both in the field... Read More

Prevalence of Aquatic Introduced Species Prevention Protocols at U.S. College and University Fisheries Programs

Jacob T. Westhoff and Travis A. Kobermann We investigated the relatively unexplored vector of unintentional transport and introduction of nonnative aquatic species by fisheries students and university researchers conducting field sampling. We surveyed 85 fisheries programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States to determine the prevalence of formal or written protocols used to... Read More

Fish Out of Water: How Much Air Is Too Much?

Katrina V. Cook, Robert J. Lennox, Scott G. Hinch, and Steven J. Cooke Exposing fish to air following capture influences postrelease survival and behavior. Air exposure causes acute hypoxia and physical damage to the gill lamellae, resulting in physiological stress and physical damage that increases with air exposure duration. Air exposure duration is a relevant and easily quantified metric for... Read More

An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process

Grace Handley, Cynthia M. Frantz, Patrick M. Kocovsky, Dennis R. DeVries, Steven J. Cooke, and Julie Claussen This study investigated the possibility of gender differences in outcomes throughout the peer review process of American Fisheries Society (AFS) journals. For each manuscript submitted to four AFS journals between January 2003 and December 2010, we collated information regarding the gender and nationality... Read More

Finding the Path to a Successful Graduate and Research Career: Advice for Early Career Researchers

Bryan M. Maitland Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H1 Steven J. Cooke Fish Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Ottawa–Carleton Institute of Biology and Institute of Environmental Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 5B6 Mark Poesch Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 751 General Service Building, Edmonton, AB, Canada,... Read More