December 4, 2012

Fishing Yanks Best Parents from (Gene) Pool

Elizabeth Preston, Inkfish


AP Photo

A fishing rod and reel aren't just gear for human recreation: they're the tools of evolution. The difference between fish we pull out of lakes or commercial fisheries by their lips and those we leave behind can drive change in entire fish populations. And that change may be for the worse. In at least some species, the fittest fish are the ones that end up on our hooks.

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TAGGED: Genes, Parenting, Fish, Fishing

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