expanding the science of river ecology

Banner photos: 1st photo, fisher harvesting tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) in flooded forest under fig tree. Photo by Michael Goulding.  2sd photo, fisher harvesting sabalo (Brycon sp) in rapid of the Caquetá River, Colombia

Sustainable Fisheries

Many fish species in temperate, subtropical, and tropical rivers are threatened by overfishing. Our mission is to inform science-based management strategies to achieve sustainable harvesting of inland fisheries.


Current Projects

Increasing sustainability of fisheries for resilience of Cambodian communities

This is an international, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project. The project is part of the Fish Innovations Lab managed by Mississippi State University and funded by the USAID-Feed the Future Initiative. The project combines fisheries management with food processing to enhance the food security of rural communities in a coastal river in Cambodia.

Our lab developed a citizen science program to monitor riverine fisheries and assess population recovery in response to community fishing agreements and aquaculture.

Community Fisheries Assessment Tool iFISH: Check out our data visualization App for the Sre Ambel River Fishery.

Collaborators: Wes Neal and Peter Allen (Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University), Thu Dihn (Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University), Wes Schilling (Department of Food Sciences, Mississippi State University), Sitha Som, Simon Mahood, and Alistair Mould (Wildlife Conservation Society-Cambodia), and Serey Sok (Royal University of Phnom Penh-Cambodia).