Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society Blog

Klamath Dam Removal Imminent

On Tuesday November 17th, 2020 an agreement was announced that would pave the way for the largest dam removal in U.S. history. Although dams provide a critical role in water supply and hydro-power, they...

Prey selection of two bluefish cohorts

Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix; Figure 1) is a highly predatory saltwater species found in most coastal areas around the world. Bluefish are opportunistic and voracious feeders that commonly prey on small forage fish such as...

Greenbacks Persistent

Eastern Colorado’s native trout, the Greenback Cutthroat, has been on the run for a while. Hemmed in by nonnative competitors and habitat loss, it was considered extinct by the 1930’s (Young et al. 2002)....

American Shad are Running out of Luck

Every spring growing up in Pennsylvania, my grandmother-any many other people of Pennsylvania Dutch descent-would make us Shad and Dandelion. If you haven’t had this delicacy (served over boiled potatoes with generous amounts of...