Tippets: Catch & Release Safely, Tracking Salmon with Sonar

April 28, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Practicing catch and release is not just as simple as letting the fish go. As Mia Sheppard recently wrote in an article for The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, there are three important things to know about keeping fish healthy and safe.
  • Sonar is being used to track and count taimen in the streams in northern Japan. As Wild Salmon Center conservation biologist Pete Rand explains, it’s “the most benign form of catch and release,” and this technology is giving scientists a baseline population and statistics to formulate further conservation strategies. Via National Geographic.