CFL in Thailand: Whirlwind Road Trip with Coolers Full of Fish

CFL graduate student, Aaron Koning, just returned from a research trip to Thailand and shared this story of his epic road trip. You can read and see more of Aaron’s adventures doing fieldwork in Thailand on his blog. by Aaron Read More …

Fish Fry Day: Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fish to Global Food Security

by Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy – If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The images of saltwater commercial fishing are everywhere around us: on popular cable television shows, on Read More …

Guest Post: Are We Saving Forests At the Expense of Rivers?

CFL graduate student, Aaron Koning, spends a lot of time in Thailand, studying fish and the people who rely on them for sustenance. Follow his adventures on his blog. by Aaron Koning For the last five years, I’ve been working Read More …

Report Reveals Big Dependence on Freshwater Fish for Global Food Security

by Kelly April Tyrrell MADISON — Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world’s most vulnerable people, according to a study published Monday (Oct. 24) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It Read More …

Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Declining from Global Warming

by Mari N. Jensen and Adam Hinterthuer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The decrease in fishery productivity in Africa’s largest lake is a consequence of global warming rather than just overfishing, according to a report to be published this week in Read More …

Water, Women and Fisheries: CFL Researcher Awarded “Seed Grant” from Global Health Institute

Bordered by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical freshwater lake and boasts one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the world. 30 million people live around its shores. It is an important source of food, Read More …

Fish species, rural livelihoods threatened by new dams on world’s largest rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity, according to an article in the Jan. 8 issue of Science by a cadre Read More …

Turning Science Outreach Obligations into Opportunities

Happy Fish Fry Day, when Wisconsin (and your trusty blog) put fish on the menu. Today’s offering – Ellen Hamann’s excellent post, originally written for the Canadian Science Publishing website on her “Fish on the Run” project. Enjoy as a Read More …

Video: UW-Madison Undergrad Shares Fish Tales from Thailand

Vera Swanson is a UW-Madison undergraduate in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). She spent her spring semester in Thailand working with CFL grad student, Aaron Koning. Here’s her amazing video recap of life doing international fieldwork! Vera’s Read More …

CFL in Scotland: School Visit Focuses on Fish Migration

by Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley “What kind of fish might migrate up rivers in your region?” I asked Junior School students at Erskine Stewart’s Melville (ESMS) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. “Salmon”, said one. “Trout”, offered another. “Yes, those are both migratory fishes,” Read More …