Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society

Protecting sharks through spatial management

In recent years, shark populations have seen a significant decline due to a variety of factors including fishing pressure. Highly migratory, large bodied sharks are particularly susceptible to fishing pressure due to the wide...

Climate change may impact salmon habitat

Changes in land use and local habitat conditions threaten aquatic life in streams and rivers, but this occurs against the backdrop of climate change. To overcome local and watershed degradation, conservation groups are attempting...

Assessing fish abundance using underwater video

Overfishing threatens many fisheries world-wide. Conservation strategies and regulations put in place to protect fisheries rely heavily upon estimates of the abundance and distribution of fish. Fisheries managers have traditionally used seine nets, fyke...

Improving our Impoundments

Dams are concrete roadblocks along an aquatic road; a perceptible challenge to habitat connectivity. Impounding rivers creates reservoirs, turning a natural river system into a lake. This can affect water temperature and flow regimes,...