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AFS Journals Support Sustainable Aquaculture

• Evaluation of hydrogenated soybean oil in feeds for hybrid Striped Bass fed in conjunction with finishing periods of different durations • Dietary supplementation with allspice Pimenta dioica reduces the occurrence of streptococcal disease during first feeding of Mozambique Tilapia fry The science of aquaculture has been on a long journey toward sustainable practices, and... Read More

Cast Nets are Useful Sampling Tools, and You Should Try One

Cast nets are commonly used by both sport and commercial anglers in estuarine habitats along the southern U.S. coast, but they are rarely used by fisheries scientists, especially when compared to other gears. This is due to the fact that they require practice and skill to deploy, but also because sampling with them is considered... Read More

Photo of Octopus being Anesthetized

How to Anesthetize an Octopus

Abstract Recent progress in animal welfare legislation relating to invertebrates has provoked interest in methods for the anesthesia of cephalopods, for which different approaches to anesthesia have been tried but in most cases without truly anesthetizing the animals. For example, several workers have used muscle relaxants or hypothermia as forms of “anesthesia.” Several inhalational anesthetics are known to... Read More

News Bites – June 2015

“Fish Fight” What does a seahorse made of balloons look like? “He Smells Sea Smells at the Seashore” Leafy seadragons 101 Trout fishing from a swimming pool?! “Monsters of the Deep” Octopus’ favourite real estate: a coconut  What is a Fishackathon? The cod are back in town  Lobsters come in all sizes and colours “The Surprising Way Jellyfish... Read More

The Science Framework for Implementing the Fisheries Protection Provisions of Canada’s Fisheries Act

Jake Rice, Michael J. Bradford, Keith D. Clarke, Marten A. Koops, Robert G. Randall, and Roger Wysocki In 2012, Canada’s Fisheries Act was amended. New fisheries protection provisions provide for the sustainability and ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational, and Aboriginal fisheries. These provisions replace previous provisions that focused on fish habitats, and concerns have been... Read More

Fisheries Magazine – June 2015

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – June 2015 In this Issue: • Policy Column Nature-Based Remedies to Societal Woes • AFS News Improving Communication/Cooperation among Aquatic Professional Societies • Interviews Q&A: Interview with Jay Hemdal, Toledo Zoo Fish Curator Q&A: Interview with Sara Turner PEER • Muskellunge and Northern Pike Ecology and Management: Important Issues and... Read More