Flashback Friday: Hatchery History

Our recent Fish Reports on the 2016 and 2017 salmon seasons highlight the major role fish hatcheries play in California's salmon fishery. On today's Flashback Friday, we Read More…

Bridge to the Past

Knights Ferry is small community 11 miles east of Oakdale that, like the many foothill towns in California, grew out of a need to support the population Read More…

Hawaiian Fishing Shrine

While attending the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu Hawaii last year, we also had a chance to take in some of Hawaii’s unique natural and cultural heritage. Read More…

California’s Delta History

Imagine a verdant, marshy landscape filled with tule elk and pronghorn antelope cautiously grazing while keeping an eye out for the occasional grizzly bear wandering by. In Read More…

Flashback Friday: UXO in Laos

We were thrilled to follow President Obama’s recent trip to Laos, a place that is integral to FISHBIO’s work abroad. Obama was the first sitting American president Read More…

Destructive decorations

On a recent tour of fisheries projects in the provinces of Houaphan and Xieng Khouang located in north-eastern Laos, one of our biologists noticed some interesting yard Read More…

The Ocean and the Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl was a devastating period in American history, and new research suggests that, surprisingly, the oceans are partly to blame. A team of researchers lead Read More…

Lingering legacy

The California Gold Rush inspired westward expansion, California’s eventual statehood, the establishment of a transcontinental railroad, and even the development of California’s first fish hatcheries. But this Read More…

Ghost Train

One side effect of large California reservoirs getting drawn down to historic lows is the relics they reveal of times past. Along the Merced River and within Read More…