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Welcome to the Fisheries and Fishing WikiProject on the English Wikipedia! We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to fisheries, aquaculture and fishing. If you would like to join us, please feel free to add your name to the list of project members!

  • To organize articles on fisheries, aquaculture and fishing in a way that is useful.
  • To improve coverage of these areas by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles that describe all of its aspects.
  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for such articles, and to serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to fisheries, aquaculture and fishing in Wikipedia.
The project generally considers articles related to historical or contemporary fisheries, aquaculture or fishing to be within its scope. At the end of September 2015, there were 2,039 articles within the project's scope. During September 2015, the top 1000 articles received 3,605,956 views, averaging 119,712 views per day.

Members edit


If you are interested, you are very welcome to join and help us with the Fisheries and Fishing Wikiproject. Just sign below and, if you like, you can say what area you are particularly interested in (the fish might bite, but we don't!).

Active edit

If you want to become a member, click the "edit" link to the right and add your username alphabetically by using the {{user|Username}} format. If you want to, you can add the {{User WProject Fishing}} userbox to your userpage. If you subsequently leave the project, please remove your name from the list.

  1. Billreid (talk · contribs) — joined 11 May 2008 - Deep sea fishing and fisheries, fishing communities
  2. Chefmikesf (talk · contribs) - joined 1 September 2017 - I'm involved with commercial fisheries and how they relate to the consumer market.
  3. Epipelagic (talk · contribs) — joined 26 February 2008 - general dogsbody
  4. Melanogrammus (talk · contribs) — joined 17 Octobter 2023 - Interested in commercial fisheries science and management
  5. Micromesistius (talk · contribs) — joined 10 March 2012 - interested in improving fisheries science coverage
  6. Mike Cline (talk · contribs) — joined 16 May 2007 - created Bibliography of fly fishing and actively contributes to Fly Fishing, Fly Tying and Related Articles.
  7. Stratocaster27 (talk · contribs) — joined 29 June 2013 - freshwater and surf fishing. Knowledgeable about equipment, rods/reels, and tackle.
  8. DrGvago (talk · contribs) — joined 19 February 2021 - interested in recreational saltwater fishing and associated boats/watercraft, but may be able to help with other boating and fishing related topics
  9. G._Moore (talk · contribs) — joined 26 February 2021 - Fly fishing and fly tying.
  10. 25Abhi7234 (talk · contribs) - joined 12 september 2022 - Finfish and fins
  11. jj1691 (talk · contribs) -joined 22 November 2022
  12. DMVHistorian (talk · contribs) - joined 3 October 2023 - Fisheries and aquaculture

Inactive edit

Names are manually moved here if no wikipedia edits have been made for at least six months (last updated 27 January 2023). If your name has been moved here, please feel free to move it back to the active list.

  1. AzCoy7 (talk · contribs) — Joined 25 May 2019 - Very enthusiastic fishing person.
  2. 4500Fish (talk · contribs) -Joined 7 September 2012 - interested in research to improve commercial recreational and indigenous fishing in Australia and around the world
  3. A-tron (talk · contribs) — joined 17 September 2009 - I'm a fisheries economist looking to edit and improve fisheries topics with links to economics.
  4. {{Barmbyrover}} I am a match and general angler in the UK, coaching experience.
  5. Diamonddannyboy (talk · contribs) — joined 29 March 2008 - Im a keen carp fisherman and all rounder, fish the famous sutton.
  6. Elnuko (talk · contribs) — joined 13 Dec 2007
  7. EWDes (talk · contribs) - joined 16 Jan 2010 - fishing in general, eager to help improve the entries around species and sport fishing on Wikipedia
  8. Fishingyoyito (talk · contribs) - I'm interested in expanding the handline fishing article. People have been handlining for thousands of years, I think we can come up with a little more content for this article. However, this will be my first contribution to Wikipedia, so please keep an eye on me and let me know if I do something wrong.
  9. Frankmoley (talk · contribs) — joined 12 March 2008 - Midwestern fly fisher and bass all kinds of fishing and fish. I would like to look at updating the rivers that hold trout.
  10. GrinchPeru (talk · contribs) — joined 10 January 2011- Lifelong small stream flyfisher, and sporadic deep sea fisher. I have significant access to fishery experts, and interest, particularly but not limited to Engraulis ringens, and could contribute in English and Spanish.
  11. Habaneroman (talk · contribs) — joined 14 Sep 2007
  12. Hcberkowitz (talk · contribs) — joined 15 July 2007 - interested in commercial fishing, especially the monitoring, control, and surveillance thereof. I'm working with Vessel Management System and other maritime electronics.
  13. Kukulski (talk · contribs) — joined 31 August 2009 - Wish to distill the posts on the NANFA Forum into useful wiki information.
  14. kylek14 (talk · contribs) - joined 11 November 2010 - Active trout and bass fisherman. Would love to help out anyway I can to make individuals aware of the sport and species.
  15. Lilithmoon1 (talk · contribs) - joined 1 July 2012 - interested in North American freshwater fishing
  16. seacucumber06 (talk · contribs)- joined 4 March 2010 - presently involved in long term fisheries livelihood rehabilitation projects under World Bank aid.
  17. SeaNympho (talk · contribs) - joined 14 February 2010 - Avid fisherman with specialties in bass, stream trout, & catfish.
  18. Support.and.Defend (talk · contribs) - joined 17 October 2010
  19. Theirrulez (talk · contribs) - joined 17 May 2010 - created Trabucco and interested in Mediterranean historical fishing matters.
  20. Themcman1 (talk · contribs) — joined 20 April 2007
  21. Traveler7 (talk · contribs) — joined 15 June 2012 - all fishing fresh and saltwater, fly fishing.
  22. Ummagumma23 (talk · contribs) — joined 9 July 2007
  23. Venator48 (talk · contribs) — joined 9 February 2016 - much personal experience in freshwater game fishing, sporting book, and tackle collecting, have published monographs in Britain and the United States on angling authors, the literature of field sports, and salmon flies.
  24. oso162 (talk · contribs) - joined 13 September 2019- Interested in fishing for fun and the study of fish.
  25. Fishing TV (talk · contribs) — joined 17 June 2019 - Interested in recreational fishing TV programs, films, movies about the sport
  26. Erik Sulanke (talk · contribs) — joined 5 December 2019 - Fisheries ecologist with focus on North Atlantic and EU-fleet
  27. Bass fishing physicist (talk · contribs) — joined 4 May 2007
  28. Bu b0y2007 (talk · contribs) — joined 19 April 2007
  29. ChrisCotton (talk · contribs) — joined 3 June 2007
  30. cf38 (talk · contribs) — joined 17 December 2007
  31. Dusty.crockett (talk · contribs) — joined 7 January 2009
  32. Ebolred (talk · contribs) — joined 03 Jul 2008
  33. LaughingVulcan (talk · contribs) — joined 23 May 2007
  34. Majikfactory (talk · contribs) — joined 26 September 2007
  35. Medicellis (talk · contribs) — joined 4 August 2008
  36. OAS (talk · contribs) — joined 4 February 2008
  37. Steven130793 (talk · contribs) — joined 2 May 2007

Ways to contribute edit

To do list edit

This list is transcluded from the to do page, to edit, click here

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests :
    • Looking for a public domain image of G.E.M. Skues. I far as I know there is a single known image of him sitting with his fly rod. It appears in many books and web articles. I just can't find the original source which is probably in the public domain somewhere. Can any of you British guys help out here?--Mike Cline (talk) 13:07, 9 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • culture of Póvoa de Varzim copyediting by native English speakers needed. --Pedro (talk) 09:13, 21 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tasks edit

This list is transcluded from the tasks page, to edit it click here.

Here are some tasks you can do for the Fisheries & Fishing WikiProject:
Category:Wikipedia requested images of fishing
(Upload any non-copyrighted fishing images to the appropriate section of Wikimedia Commons)
I would like to add The_Black_Fish to Template:Fishery_science_topics] under "Organisations". If no one adds it and if there are no objections in the next few days, I'll go ahead and add it. Diffly (talk) 07:00, 10 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Other:
Fish Legal is tagged showing how it needs work, and Talk:Fish Legal needs review to see if the WikiProject templates are appropriate. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:08, 19 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests edit

Discussions edit

You can start a discussion on the projects talk page.

Proposals edit

To add a proposal, add it in the proposal page.

Assessment edit

For more info on our assessment system, see the assessment page.

Templates edit

For a list and explanation of our project templates see the templates page.

Categories edit


Please make sure to add articles to the appropriate categories. The fishing-related categories, as of 9 December 2023 are:

Please use the most specific category that is applicable (i.e., the most indented category). For example, the article B. H. Fisher should be under Category:American fishers (not Category:Fishers or Category:Fishing).

Some notable articles edit

Here is a list of some notable articles within the scope of WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing.

Featured  : Shrimp farm

A class: Fly fishing, Krill fishery

GA class  : Marine Harvest, Seamount, Esopus Creek

Did you knows (DYKs): Entries from these articles appeared on the main page Did you know? section.

Alerts edit

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

Articles For Deletion edit

The below listed articles related to the Fisheries and Fishing Project are or have been subject to deletion proposals. Project members interested in contributing to the deletion discussion on active deletion debates should do so on the article's deletion page. Members aware of a deletion proposal on a fishing project related article not listed here, should list the article here so that other project members may become aware of it. Editors are reminded of the Wikipedia guideline on Canvassing WP:CANVASS and should not solicit biased contributions to the deletion debate from other editors.

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Results edit

  • Pawistik Lodge Proposed 26 June 2008. See deletion page. Result was Keep. The original author or others need to clean up this article and source it well for it to stay. Of particular importance is not to make it an Advertisment for the lodge.

WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing is a multidisciplinary WikiProject which is related to or has some overlap with many other WikiProjects:

See also