Evaluation of the bonus fishery created by the low-density stocking of Striped Bass in Bull Shoals Lake

Creating Striped Bass fisheries in reservoirs throughout the United States produces popular fishing opportunities for local anglers, non-local fisherman, and often supports businesses offering guided fishing services. As the Striped Bass fishery develops ...

Quantifying the cost of replacing recreational and subsistence fisheries caused by climate change

Climate change may lead to changes in the fish communities and fish distributions that may lead to changes in recreational and subsistence fisheries, and thus there is a need to establish the cost of replacing these losses.  

Identifying electrofishing capture-prone response thresholds for catfish and smallmouth bass in Missouri

Standardization of electrofishing output will minimize bias, reduce variation in catch, and allow for more valid spatial and temporal comparisons of sample data, regardless of the electrofishing control box used. Biologists need to know how conductivity ....

Collaborations with International Scientists on Inland Fisheries and River Conservation

Post-doctoral Researcher Ralph Tingley and Craig Paukert hosted a workshop of InFish, which is a group formed to raise the global profile of inland fish to inform policy, advance their conservation, and promote sustainable fisheries http://infish.org/.The three day workshop was was attended by over 25 students and scientists from around the worked (as far away as Australia!), with an additional 20 more scientists worldwide who attended virtually. The group had representation from over 10 universities from at least four countries, two US federal agencies, the United Nations (FAO), consulting groups, and non-governmental organizations. Some of the highlights were providing feedback to the NGO Conservation International on how they determine the effectiveness of conservation actions, and how they are developing strategies to empower small-scale fisheries in the Mekong River Basin.

Craig Paukert was invited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Yushun Chen to their Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) in Wuhan, China in October 2018 to work with his graduate students on river conservation issues. The collaboration included presentations by the IHB graduate students, and site visits to rivers and conservation centers in central China. These were initial efforts to develop long-term collaborations with the University of Missouri and the IHB at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Future plans include more trips to China, and possible student exchanges between Missouri and the IHB.