Common Carp: A Prized Pest?

Our recent quest to determine the most interesting fish in the world revealed that common carp, Cyprinus carpio, are common indeed – especially in the scientific literature, Read More…

The most interesting fish in the world

We recently embarked on a quest to find the most interesting fish in the world. Clearly, what constitutes “interesting” is highly subjective: we asked 20 FISHBIO staff Read More…

River Rat Revival: Return of the Nutria?

What’s smaller than a beaver, but larger than a muskrat, and looks like a mix between the two? The answer is the nutria (Myocastor coypus), a water-loving Read More…

The Great Escape: Risks of Farmed Fish

The Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon fish farm made a messy splash in August this year when thousands of farmed salmon broke free off Cypress Island in Puget Read More…

Managing a Mussel Menace

We recently renewed our annual Mussel Fee stickers with our boat registration at FISHBIO, which are required for all freshwater DMV-registered watercraft. However, many boaters still wonder Read More…

Flashback Friday: Bad Kitty

With Feral Cat Awareness Day around the corner, today's Flashback Friday highlights the impacts of feral cats on biodiversity around the world. Cats are among the most Read More…

How Do We Deflect Delta Invasions?

Quick! You’ve spotted a potentially invasive species in California’s Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta—who do you tell? The answer is surprisingly unclear, given the serious threat that non-native Read More…

What Makes a Fish a Successful Invasive?

The state of California has seen the largest number of non-native fish introductions in the entire country (161 fresh- and saltwater species; Nico and Fuller 1999), and Read More…