Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Fish Behavior May Seal Their Fate

KINGSTON, Ontario, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Whether a fish is timid or bold may seal its fate, determining how likely it is to be caught or captured, Canadian researchers say.

Scientists at Queen’s University in Ontario studied the personalities of bluegill sunfish caught by two different capture techniques: angling with a hook on a fishing line and beach seining, dragging a long net through water to encircle fish.

Anglers fishing near rocky outcrops or in areas of water with submerged vegetation may be more likely to catch timid fish who prefer such safe, “hidden” habitats, while those fishing in open water may be more likely to reel in bolder fish more likely to be caught out in the open, a university release said Tuesday.

“Boldness — the tendency of an individual to take risks — is one personality trait of considerable interest to behavioral biologists,” lead author and biologists Alexander Wilson said. “Ours is the first study to have characterized a relationship between capture technique and individual boldness in a wild population of fish.”


UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Fish Behavior May Seal Their Fate”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.