Category Archive: Sustainable Fisheries

May 31

Why Didn’t the Fish Cross the Road?

It’s no joke—in many places, fish can’t get to the other side of a road. Listen up for the why and so what: Turns out, fish can’t just go with the flow after all. According to research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, more than 1,000 dams and 100,000 road crossings inhibit fish movement in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/development/fish-barriers-great-lakes/

May 30

Helping Fish Survive an Urban Gauntlet

How are man-made islands helping young fish traveling through the Milwaukee Estuary? Listen up: Sometimes fish need a break, too. This is a story of how human development has actually helped fish find places to rest and eat as they move through the aquatic urban jungle. One sixth its former size, the Milwaukee Estuary is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/development/helping-fish-survive-an-urban-gauntlet/

Mar 27

A state that takes trout fishing seriously

More than a hundred years ago, Pennsylvania started raising trout in hatcheries and releasing them in state waters. Today, more than four million adult trout are released each year. Gary Smith of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says, “The primary purpose of our stocked trout program is to provide recreation for our anglers.” So he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/a-state-that-takes-trout-fishing-seriously/

Mar 08

So many fish, so little lake

Lake Erie has only about two percent of the water in the Great Lakes… But roughly half the fish. “During 40 of the 55 years between 1915 and 1970, Lake Erie produced more fish for human consumption than the other four Great Lakes combined,” says Jeff Reutter, former Director of Ohio Sea Grant. He says Lake …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/so-many-fish-so-little-lake/

Mar 07

Inspiring girls to explore and protect streams

To earn a patch, some Girl Scouts are pulling on waders and going fly-fishing. Jessica Kester of Allegheny Land Trust helped bring the Trout Unlimited ‘STREAM Girls’ program to western Pennsylvania. She says participants not only go fishing. They look for other aquatic life, and learn which species – such as mayflies – are sensitive …

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