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April Vokey

April Vokey

April Vokey is a fly fishing writer, fly-tyer, and speaker. After guiding in British Columbia for ten years, she now splits her year between camp in northern BC and Australia. She is an FFF certified casting instructor, forager, bowhunter, and mother.

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Fish Facial Recognition: Technology to Help Fish Stocks

Conservation

Fish Facial Recognition: Technology to Help Fish Stocks

Over the last few years there have been some exciting new technological developments that may help improve fish stocks. Facial recognition software programs that compare photographs to images stored in databases can provide valuable information to be used for a multitude of applications, both for...
Fish Traps: The Pound Net Revival

Wildlife Management

Fish Traps: The Pound Net Revival

One of the oldest methods of fish trapping might be exactly what today’s fisheries need.  Pound nets — short for impoundment — are an assembly of pilings (or anchors) with netting attached to them.  The method’s origin is difficult to determine, as some accounts state that the traps were used by...
A Litter Trap: Keeping Our Waters Clean

Habitat

A Litter Trap: Keeping Our Waters Clean

It’s a regular sight for early risers at a tropical resort.  While tourists sleep, staff rake up any rubbish that may have washed onto shore through the night.  By the time mimosas are served, the beaches are back to glistening and the trash bins are tucked away from paying eyes.   Today, water...