HQ2

It's been a big year for FISHBIO. Our staff has grown, we acquired new experts and expertise, launched several new projects and made a bunch of new Read More…

The bite’s on

Once salmon enter streams and rivers they typically stop feeding and go into defensive mode. Although the process of returning to their natal spawning grounds is energetically Read More…

On point

For the past few weeks, fisheries technicians have been carefully surveying miles of the Stanislaus River for salmon nests (i.e., redds). Perched high on the bow of Read More…

High impact

A FISHBIO crew recently installed the anchoring system for a fish counting weir in the Salinas River. Fish counting weirs are designed to withstand a substantial flow, Read More…

Snagged

We spend enough time out on the rivers that we often come across evidence of poaching activity and sometimes even catch people in the act. The large Read More…

Guard frog

As we approached one of our weir sites we found this Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra) keeping watch over our electronic fish monitoring equipment. Treefrogs are typically found Read More…

Thanks for the puffer

In the Mekong Basin we give thanks for many things, even the odd freshwater puffer grilling on the fire. Though villagers do not target the puffer in Read More…

Unconventional snorkel survey

At first glance this appears to be a strange fisheries snorkel survey, but in fact this technician is doing underwater construction work. We recently installed a substrate Read More…

Reptilian catch

Although most of our fieldwork is fish-centric, we can’t help but notice the wildlife we often encounter. The quick hands of this fisheries technician were able to Read More…