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.

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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.

By Cristen Conger

It sounds counterintuitive, but active anglers can actually help panfish thrive. By choosing crappie or bluegills over bass, fishermen stop the phenomenon of fish stunting before it starts.

By Cristen Conger

If you can't decide between the salmon or the chicken, Mother Nature just might make the choice for you. Factors like overfishing, pollution and dams are causing salmon to disappear.

By Jennifer Horton


They're not green and they don't have horns. But crew members sometimes haze them into biting the head off a dead herring. Who are these novice fishermen?

By Debra Ronca

Out on the frigid and treacherous sea, a crab boat is certainly nowhere near a grocery store or a hospital. What's aboard to keep this floating community operating?

By Amy Hunter

Fishermen literally risk life and limb to haul in millions of tons of seafood that ends up on our dinner plates. Why would anyone risk death for snow crab?

By Cristen Conger