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Good News for the Cruelty and Fishing Debate

If you haven’t heard by now, stirrings in the plant field may help tone down some rhetoric in the cruelty to animals debates. Researchers in Israel have recently published information that Recent evidence demonstrates that plants are able not only to perceive and adaptively respond to external information but also to anticipate forthcoming hazards and […]

NY Times – Catch and Release Debate

Catch and release, as well as fish pain, debated (not really, one-sided for the most part) at NY Times’ “Room for Debate.”

Free Book Giveaway

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Design Your Own Fish/Angling Experiment

Have you ever had a particular question about fish behavior that science might be able to answer? There might be a way to get that question answered.

Do Fish Feel Pain? by Victoria Braithwaite – Book Introduction

The following is an introduction to this new book, based on a reading of the preface only. I have a quest. The quest involves answering several related questions. I won’t list them all, but the following two questions should give an idea as to the basic gist of them: Do fish suffer when they are […]

If only you were born a few million years ago…

If only you were born a few million years ago, you could have posed for your ultimate grip-n-grin shot with the Leedsichthys, a filter-feeding fish that reached lengths of 30-50 feet.

Ah, Man – Do We Gotta Do This Again?

Janicke Nordgreen is back with bells on! She’s the Norwegian doctoral student from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NSVS) who brought us the morphine and goldfish study last year resulting in this title: “Fish May Actually Feel Pain And React To It Much Like Humans Do.” In October 2009 she defended her PhD-thesis, entitled “Nociception and pain in teleost fish.”

More Bad News for Fish

“Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fish,” says researcher at USGS conference.

More PCB Cleanup in Montana Hatchery?

Although cleaned up in 2004, a concrete aquarium at Big Springs Trout Hatchery on Big Spring Creek near Lewiston, Montana may still contain PCBs.

Trout Key in Cancer Research

A research facility uses rainbow trout to help research dangerous cancer causing carcinogens.

Feeding Specialization: A Learned Ability in Trout?

Two interesting pieces about fish and their feeding specializations. Eccles looks at specialization, learning and personality in fish feeding.

Good Reasons to SHiD While Fishing

Proof that SHiDing while fishing relieves the emotional pain of losing a fish, breaking off a fly or missing the cast.

The Ugly Are Worth Saving

A climate of more equitable treatment of threatened and endangered species seems to be coming from the government.

Protecting Bull Trout

In another Bush era rollback by the new administration, the USFWS is looking at improving bull trout habitat.

Hatchery Programs Finally Scrutinized?

Some of the latest science behind the reasons why hatchery raised fish are not good for wild populations.

Cutthroat Stalker’s Gallery

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