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Swedish Perch Are so Bummed, They’re Taking Antidepressants

A recent article published in the prestigious science journal, Science, reports that Swedish scientists exposed European perch Perca fluviatilis to different concentrations of the anti-anxiety medication Oxazepam to study its … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Plastics in the Diet of British Fish: Bloody Hell You Say

Wired reports that a recent paper by British scientists highlights the growing problem of plastic contamination in British waters- indeed, this is a global problem.  The paper, by A. Lusher and … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stolen Fish Nearly Wins Fishing Competition

According to a BBC report, Matthew Clark, 29, stole a 13+ lb sea bass (shown above) from the aquarium in St Peter Port, Guernsey, then entered the fish in a competition and … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

German Fish Ladder Allows Millionth Fish to Pass

Europe’s largest fish ladder, located in Geesthacht in northern Germany, along the river Elbe recently recorded its one millionth user (source).  A burbot Lota lota. The Geesthacht fish ladder was opened … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Topmouth Gudgeon Arrives on the Wirral Pennisula, England: War Declared

The Heswall News reports that war has broken out in England. The famous fishery at Larton Livery in Frankby has been invaded by topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva.  The United Kingdom’s Environment … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Reasons to Eat Your Pickled Herring

Beel has had the occasional bad experience with pickled herring. Still, Beel can think of three very good reasons to eat pickled herring. It ain’t Surströmming. It ain’t Rakfisk. It especially … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

If its the New Year, Carp Must Be on the Menu

In Europe, indeed throughout the world, there are a variety of foods that are traditionally eaten, or avoided, at the New Year.  For example, in Hungary eating chicken or fish on … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The British Discover Their Feet: Fish Pedicures To The Rescue

Four or five years ago, or so, a number of spas in the USA began offering fish pedicure treatments.  These treatments, imported from the Middle East, use a small minnow … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Norway Whaling Decline Has Authorities Concerned

See source of photo and related article here. In Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among other countries, there are active programs for recruiting new anglers to recreational fishing.  The … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do Anglers Have Short Rods?

“Do anglers have short rods?” That is the question asked by PETA in a recent (2010) German campaign.  The quesion obviously implies that anglers are compensating for an anatomical shortcoming.  Beel thinks … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is up with those Swedes and Crayfish?

Beel used Google Insights for Search to examine searches for crayfish (kräftor) in Swedish.  Let Beel present the results:  the volume of searches is very seasonal. There are few searches … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment