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Shellfish center – named after UW’s Ken Chew – to tackle shellfish declines

Washington state’s newest shellfish hatchery has been named after longtime faculty member Ken Chew.

Fisheries act, up for reauthorization, subject of UW symposium

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the subject of this year’s Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries.

Julia Parrish speaks at White House about citizen science

Julia Parrish was one of 12 “champions of change” invited to share their ideas on public engagement in science and science literacy June 25 at the White House.

Detour ahead: Cities, farms reroute animals seeking cooler climes

In the first broad-scale study of its kind, UW led research finds half a dozen regions that could provide some of the Western Hemisphere’s more heavily used thoroughfares for mammals, birds and amphibians seeking cooler environments in a warming world.

Some Alaskan trout use flexible guts for the ultimate binge diet

The stomach and intestines of certain Dolly Varden trout double to quadruple in size during month-long, salmon-egg-eating binges in Alaska each August. It’s the first time researchers have documented such fish gut flexibility in the wild.

Using amount of fish caught as measure of fisheries health is misleading

Do changes in the amount of fish caught necessarily reflect the number of fish in the sea? “No,” say UW researchers in a “Counterpoint” commentary in Nature.

Salmon runs boom, go bust over centuries

Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next.

Potential harvest of most fish stocks largely unrelated to abundance

Fisheries managers should sharpen their ability to spot environmental conditions that hamper or help fish stocks, and not assume that abundance translates to sustainable harvest.