El Niño and Drought in the Mekong Basin

El Niño may have brought some drought relief to California in 2016, but the same weather pattern has induced drought-related stress in other places around the world, Read More…

Saved from the soup pot

Field work in southeast Asia often involves a trip to the local market. It’s a great way to survey the local fish catch and can often lead Read More…

Uncovering the Fish Species of Laos

Very little has been published in the scientific literature on the fishes of Lao PDR (Laos) in general, let alone comparisons of fish fauna among different locations Read More…

Transboundary Mekong science tour

FISHBIO continues to cover a lot of ground in the Mekong Basin since we first began research there in 2009. We’ve kept building our collaboration with the Read More…

What makes a fisher?

On World Fisheries Day today, which is intended to recognize the importance of fisheries and fishing communities worldwide, we wanted to reflect on the question: who exactly Read More…

Photography prize

We are pleased to announce that FISHBIO’s commitment high-quality photo documentation has garnered us some recognition in Southeast Asia. At the end of last year, we submitted Read More…

Biting back

On a recent snorkel survey in northern California, we came across some of the largest of freshwater insects: Giant Water Bugs, sometimes affectionately referred to as “toe-biters.” Read More…

Makeshift lab

Sometimes, conducting research in challenging environments like the Mekong calls for improvising with the resources at hand. In this case, we performed a fish marking training on Read More…

Building the Mekong Fish Network

A report summarizing the outcomes of the 2012 meeting of the proposed Mekong Fish Network is now available online. FISHBIO and the U.S. Geological Survey convened this Read More…