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Introducing FISHBIO 2.0 

June 2, 2014


At FISHBIO, we're committed to documenting and communicating science as effectively as possible. We think the field of fisheries and environmental science is full of stories worth telling, from the latest research findings to fascinating natural history.


That's why we update our blog with new stories three times a week and keep a fresh Fish Report coming to your inbox every Monday. Now, our writing and (award winning) photography have a new look on a brand new website that we're excited to share with you today.


Hop on over to our new site to explore what it has to offer. Here you'll find new information about our services and capabilities, and can browse through our variety of projects. You can take a look inside our FABLAB to see what's currently under construction. And you'll still find all of the latest fisheries news and can search through available fisheries jobs from around the country on our Jobs Board.


As part of our new design, it's now easy to navigate our extensive archive of blog stories (more than 750 of them!) that span the last five years. Browse all the way back to our very first blog post about a wayward rotary screw trap in 2009. Or if you feel like being surprised, stumble across something unexpected by clicking the "random post" button.


While you're exploring, don't miss our impressive collection of photos on Flickr and our latest videos on YouTube. And if you haven't followed us already, you can do so on all of the top social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. Come find us and say hello!


What do you think of FISHBIO 2.0? We value your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve. Drop us a line and let us know!

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Recent Blog Posts
A soaring success story

Call it our most towering achievement: as a testament to their ingenuity and skill, our team has succeeded in constructing two of the largest PIT tag antennas in the world. Recently, members of FISHBIO had the opportunity to present this project at the 20th Symposium of the International Society on Biotelemetry in Kyoto, Japan. The symposium covered a wide range of topics, from telemetry applied to wildlife and human research, to satellite telemetry and underwater applications.

Our presentation highlighted the success of the innovative PIT tag antenna arrays that we designed, fabricated, and deployed in two hydroelectric diversion tunnels in the Yuba River watershed. The two freestanding arrays measured 12 feet and 14 feet tall, respectively, and their performance was remarkable... Read more > 
IN THE NEWS: Recent stories you might have missed...
CA orders thousands of water users to stop pumping from streams        

The Sacramento Bee 

California has ordered more than 2,600 water agencies and users in the Sacramento Valley to stop pumping water from streams, a drastic response to the ongoing drought that hasn't occurred since 1977. The curtailment notice was imposed by the State Water Resources Control Board late Wednesday. It affects 2,648 water agencies, farms, cities and other property owners with so-called "junior" water rights, or those issued by the state after 1914, in the Sacramento River and its tributaries... Read more > 

Salmon restoration and PIT tags: Big data from a small device    
NOAA Fisheries

Salmon runs are threatened or endangered throughout much of the Pacific Northwest, and scientists have been working for decades to bring them back from the brink. That can involve removing dams or adding fish passages to them, rehabilitating streams, and reducing sedimentation. Whatever strategy they use, scientists need to keep track of salmon-where and when they're migrating, and how many survive each stage of their lifecycle... Read more > 

Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River   
Los Angeles Times
On a recent sweltering weekday morning, environmental scientist Rosi Dagit waded into the murky water at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. Leaning hard against the current and trying not to slip on the rocks, she began pulling a seine net across a chest-deep pool, hoping to catch a Southern California steelhead trout. Dagit knew it was a long shot. Southern California steelhead are endangered, with the estimated 500 left on Earth, scattered across coastal waters between San Luis Obispo and the Mexican border... Read more >
Wanapum Dam fish hauling experiment ends
The Spokesman Review  

Efforts to drive fish around the Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams on the Columbia River have been suspended after a study found dam modifications for migrating adult salmon were working. The Grant County Public Utility District started trapping and hauling fish in April, as the first of 20,000 spring chinook salmon arrived in the Vantage area. Officials were concerned the drawdown behind the cracked Wanapum dam would prevent adult salmon from using fish ladders to complete their upstream journey to spawn... Read more > 

Legal push to outlaw fishing of endangered Pacific bluefin

Australia Network News

An environmental group is taking legal action in the United States to try to save the Pacific bluefin tuna from extinction. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity says the world's insatiable appetite for sushi, especially in Japan, has caused stocks to drop by 96 percent since large-scale fishing began. It has filed a legal petition calling on the US National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin... Read more >