WHAT'S INSIDE: FISH CONSERVATION

Fish conservation helps to keep the sport of fishing alive. It also helps to maintain the balance of certain ecosystems. Fish are important to the planet and fish conservation can help maintain nature's balance.
  • Fish Populations
  • Responsible Fishing

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Play the Crab Fishing Game!

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Crab fishing is probably one of the most difficult jobs you could have: fishing off the coast of Alaska in extreme winter weather. A crab boat's crew consists of a skipper and five to 10 sailors, who literally work 'round the clock for several days until their quota of crab is filled. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of life on a crab boat.

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Is sport fishing bad for the environment?

When you compare the environmental effects of sport fishing to the impact that commercial fishing has, recreational anglers don't make too much trouble for Mother Nature. But are there ways to lessen their stamp on marine environments? You betcha.

Do fish feel pain?

When you accidentally step on a puppy's paw, it yelps. If you stub your toe, you yelp (or mutter a four-letter word), too. What about fish? Does it hurt when they get hooked? How can we tell?

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