What?! Scientists Just Discovered a Fish That Could Survive on Land

Nature World News – Fish are known to depend on water as their habitat. In fact, in the absence of water, these creatures might die. However, a new study has revealed that some fish are evolving to survive on land. According to scientists at UNSW and the Australian National University, some species of fish have learned to live outside their usual habitat in a bid to stay safe and escape Read More…

Feed standard shapes up

The Fish Site – The soon-to-be revised version of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s feed standard dominated the organisation’s talk at this year’s Seafood Export North America yesterday. Michiel Fransen, Standards and Certification Coordinator for the ASC, is leading the development of the feed standard and kicked the session off with an overview of the standard and its progress Read More…

Can the Amazon of Southeast Asia Be Saved?

National Geographic – Zeb Hogan recalls the sense of wonder he felt when, as a fresh-eyed fish biologist, he first came to Southeast Asia some 20 years ago and encountered the Mekong River. Having grown up in the Arizona desert, where the rivers seldom held any water, let alone fish, it was quite the shock for the young Fulbright student to step into the most productive river system in the Read More…

Increasing subsidence threatens farmers’ livelihood in Mekong Delta

Viet Nam Net Bridge – Subsidence has long occurred in the Mekong Delta, been worsening due to underground water overexploitation and threatened the livelihood of millions of farmers, warned scientists at a seminar hosted in Can Tho city on Tuesday. Associate professor Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung from Can Tho University said that depression had been severer in the delta for recent years Read More…

CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

CDFW News – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20. These were the first fish to be released that were evacuated from the Read More…

Tri-Dam Partners Weigh In On Water Board’s Planned Fish Flows

My Mother Lode – The Tri-Dam Project partners today shared data they say further shows why state water officials should not require more water flushing for fish flows. The Oakdale (OID) and South San Joaquin (SSJID) irrigation districts, senior water rights holders who developed New Melones Reservoir, work closely with the Bureau of Reclamation, which as part of its Central Valley Read More…

Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon

Daily Kos – Governor Jerry Brown and administration officials claim that the California WaterFix, a controversial plan to build two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is based on “science.” “The best scientific thinking says California needs the project,” Governor Brown told Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee editorial page editor in a interview in December Read More…

Davis hosts 35th salmon restoration conference

Daily Democrat – Salmonid Restoration Federation, a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to watershed restoration and salmon recovery, will be hosting the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis — the hub of the Central Valley heartland where academia, scientific research, and California policy decisions regarding watershed management evolve. The theme of this Read More…

Scientific Study Contradicts Basis for State Water Board’s River…

Fox And Hounds – A new environmental study, published in in the prestigious North American Journal of Fisheries Management, reveals that Governor Jerry Brown’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) imposed so-called pulse-flow release requirements on water rights holders affecting several California rivers, operating from unproven beliefs the study now shows were without sufficient Read More…

Healthy oceans are needed for a sustainable future

United Nations – Yet mankind has put the oceans at risk of irreversible damage. Overfishing, ocean acidification, increasing pollution, unsustainable coastal development, and the unwanted impacts of extracting resources have resulted in a decreasing abundance of marine species as well as decreasing economic benefits to small island developing States and Least Developed Countries. "Oceans Read More…