Fish Art

Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in Laos

After several months of preparation, FISHBIO Laos celebrated World Fish Migration Day at the Ang Noi Primary School in the village of Ang Noi located near the Lao capital of Vientiane. The focus of the event was celebrating Jullien’s Golden Carp (Probarbus jullieni), an endangered migratory fish that can be found in the Mekong River…

Inside Giant Catfish

Fish on parade!

We  had a great time at the Endangered Species Faire in Chico, particularly in the Parade of the Species, which featured some of the students who participated in our education program. In our (only slightly biased) opinion, the truly giant Mekong Giant Catfish puppet was the star of the parade, and received lots of cheers…

Painting Catfish

Larger-than-life catfish crafting

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”–  Baba Dioum We at FISHBIO couldn’t agree more with this quote, which is part of our reason for starting the Three Rivers program. We have truly enjoy sharing our…

Water bug net sampling

Water bug education in Laos

Small bugs can help tell a big-picture story about the conditions of their environment. FISHBIO is currently working with The Asia Foundation in Laos on a program that trains villagers in rural communities to monitor the health of their local streams. People can monitor tell the quality of the river water based on the presence…