I'm sure an ichthyologist would correct me about what it is that goes into a given fish's ability to fight--bone structure, musculature, fin height and width, and such--but, in the same way that I don't want an astronomer to remind me that the constellation Pisces is a projection of man's imagination onto a random grouping of distant galaxies, I like to keep my illusions about the fishes
Professor Smith is credited with identifying 370 fishes
new to science, authoring nine books, publishing more than 200 scientific papers and penning more than 400 articles.
The assumption that fishes
feel pain is an anthropocentric interpretation of reactions by fish to stimuli that would produce pain in humans, according to Rose, who added there is no scientifically valid evidence to support the assumption that fish think like humans.
Commercial fishing is generating a "Darwinian debt," in the form of less valuable fishes
, that could take generations to pay off, says Ulf Dieckmann of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.
1 -- color) A float-tube angler fishes
at Owens River Ranch in the Eastern Sierra, where one can find trophy-sized Alpers trout.
He collected fishes
during the year before each dam was removed and continued for 2 to 5 years.
The seals tear you up, but I've had days when I catch 20 fish,'; said Kris Hirata of Loma Linda, who regularly fly fishes
at King's Harbor.
Moreover, they say, "the global ocean has lost more than 90 percent of large predatory fishes
No California fishing license is required, so a family that only fishes
occasionally can save that expense.
All this care results in a fishery that attracts fly fishermen from around the world and that fishes
consistently throughout the year, according to Breer.
Taiwan, Australia, Korea, France, Italy, Israel, England, China, Cuba, Kuwait and other countries have experimented with artificial reefs and "fish aggregation devices," which are supported by piers or buoys to attract fishes
at midlevel depths, according to Stone.
Photo: (1 -- color) Jimmy Toy of Westlake Village fishes
Hot Creek at Mammoth Lakes in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
3) Jimmy Toy fishes
an Upper Sacramento River that is recovering from a 1991 ecological disaster that killed one million fish.
Aaron doesn't realize how talented he really is,'' said one fisherman who fishes
all the Western Invitationals.