Video: Searching for Spring’s Spawning Suckers

Happy Fish Fry Day! Just like many Wisconsin restaurants, we’ve got fish on the menu today. The special? Suckers with a side of steelhead. Watch as CFL graduate student, John Rodstrom, and post-doc, Allison Moody, search for suckers in a Read More …

Fish Fry Day: American Eel Caught in the Act (of Migration!)

Happy Fish Fry Day! We promise to get back to our “Fishes of Wisconsin” challenge soon, but breaking news has forced it’s way into our news cycle – for the first time ever, scientists have tracked the American eel’s migration Read More …

Fish Fry Day: Getting “Biggest Bang for Your Buck” in Conservation

by Kelly April Tyrrell A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries 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 …

Fish Fry Day: Whitefish Runs Return to Wisconsin Rivers

Last week, an excellent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered some great news – lake whitefish are migrating inland to spawn and, in many cases, fish were running up into tributaries where they hadn’t been seen for 100 years. Read More …

“Making Merit” in the Mekong Delta

Not everyone at the CFL is braving subzero temperatures this winter. Faculty member, Pete McIntyre, is currently working in balmier weather, conducting fieldwork with grad student, Aaron Koning in Thailand, They are looking at fish migrations in the Mekong River Read More …