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…

Monks helping fish

Mekong fishes have found an unexpected ally in the Lao village of Donexay: Buddhist monks. FISHBIO has based part of our international conservation program in villages like 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…

Fieldwork to formalities

Researching fish in the Mekong Basin of Southeast Asia is about a lot more than fieldwork and data collection. We also spend time with the teams for Read More…

Fish for the People

FISHBIO has become increasingly involved in the role of fish for human food security, especially in regions like Southeast Asia where a large proportion of the population Read More…