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 …

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 …

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 …

What Can Snails Tell Us About Water Quality?

The following Q&A of CFL professor, Pete McIntyre was recently featured on the Nature Conservancy’s “Cool Green Science” blog. More about the Lake T. snail project is here.  by: Jenny Rogers For the past 20 years, biologist Pete McIntyre has 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 …

CFL at Shedd Aquarium: World Fish Migration Day, May 21st!

This coming Saturday is World Fish Migration Day and, from 10am to 4pm, visitors who come to Chicago’s famed Shedd Aquarium will get more than just the usual stunning displays of amazing aquatic life – they’ll also get a chance Read More …

Field Samples: Adding Inland Fisheries to the Total Global Catch

Field Samples is a Q&A with aquatic researchers. Today graduate student, Etienne Fluet-Chouinard, talks about attempts to get better measurements of inland fishery catches. . Etienne will give a public lecture on his work today at noon in the Water 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 …