Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing

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Fishing articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Fishing articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:01, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Boats[edit]

FYI, there is a proposal for a WP:BOATS to cover watercraft in their boat-like aspects that are smaller than that covered by WPSHIPS. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Boats (talk) 06:30, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Help needed: American lobster[edit]

I have been gradually improving our article on the American lobster, and I've finished most of what I can do. The main outstanding task is to provide references for the fisheries section (or rewrite it with references). Can anyone here help? I know very little about fishing and fisheries, particularly in the United States, so any assistance would be much appreciated. --Stemonitis (talk) 06:03, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to assist in adding donated content: GLAM/ARKive[edit]


I am the Wikipedia Outreach Ambassador to ARKive, who have kindly agreed to donate an initial 200 article texts about endangered species from their project, to Wikipedia, under a CC-BY-SA license. Details are on the GLAM/ARKive project page. The donated texts include many about fishes. Your help, to merge the donated texts into articles, would be appreciated. Guidelines for doing so are also on the above page. Once articles have been expanded using the donated texts, we are also seeking assistance in having those articles translated into other languages. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, on the project's talk page, or my own. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 14:58, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Template that needs some work[edit] - is anyone interested in separating USA states from other places? - surely there are other locations that could help create fishing location into separate continent or ocean/sea templates - with Australia as a part of a group of US states is really odd - either there is not much fishing article work being done anymore - or something is wrong... SatuSuro 06:52, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Waal... that was a template I wrote some years ago when I was trying to sort out the fishing articles. My expectation was that, over time, more articles about recreational fishing specific to different localities would appear. That hasn't happened so far, though I still expect it will, given enough time. They are obvious articles waiting to be written. So really its just a template which hasn't come into its own yet. I don't think it matters what happens to it at this stage. Australia could be removed, and it could be renamed something like "Recreational fishing in the United States. Or it could just be deleted. But I don't see much point in making either of those moves right now. It's not doing much harm, and it might prompt someone to write articles for it. Eventually enough articles will be written to clothe it more respectably, and it can be rationalised then. If it is to be kept, it should probably be rewritten as a footer template, not a side template. --Epipelagic (talk) 08:23, 7 January 2012 (UTC)


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Fishing vs fishing industry articles[edit]

Category:Fishing by country contains a mix of fishing and fishing industry articles. In the long term there should be articles that will fit Category:Fishing by country and a Category:Fishing industry by country. Meanwhile, the current set of articles should be checked to see it they are correctly titled as "Fishing in [Country]" or "Fishing industry in [Country]". -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 02:05, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Better categories might be Category:Recreational fishing by country, and either Category:Industrial fishing by country or Category:Commercial fishing by country. But many more articles are needed before there is much point in this split. --Epipelagic (talk) 03:16, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Shrimps and prawns[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Shrimp#Caridea, Dendrobranchiata, Shrimp and Prawns. Does the term shrimp refer to a taxon or to a common name, and what is the scope of the shrimp and prawn articles? – Epipelagic (talk) 03:04, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Is seafood a subset of cuisine?[edit]

Should articles on seafood be given titles that restrict them to cuisines, as a user maintains in this thread? There is a referral for comment on this issue where members of this project are invited to give their views. --Epipelagic (talk) 23:12, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

RfC on the use of flag icons for sportspeople[edit]

An RfC discussion about the MOS:FLAG restriction on the use of flag icons for sportspeople has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons. We invite all interested participants to provide their opinion here. Qwyrxian (talk) 02:55, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill[edit]

There is a discussion if the Environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was split correctly from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and if it should be merged back there. Relevant sections for this discussion are this and this. Your comments are appreciated. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 21:47, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Aquaculture by country[edit]

I created a Aquaculture by country page per WP:CLT. It is just a list but it deserves to be a fully fledged article. An Aquaculture in the United States article is a notable omission. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 22:34, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Sections merge request (Fisheries certification)[edit]

Hello, I'd like to kindly suggest that sections from three articles be merged to produce a new article on Fisheries certification. The three articles and their respective sections are:

Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 23:41, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Gosh, this is the fourth different place where you have raised the same issue. The thread continues on Talk:Sustainable fishery. --Epipelagic (talk) 02:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Just trying to cover all the bases. Thanks, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 02:20, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Florence 2008.jpg[edit]

File:Florence 2008.jpg has been nominated for deletion. -- (talk) 23:28, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

HMT Alvis at sea.jpg[edit]

image:HMT Alvis at sea.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 02:14, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Missing topics page[edit]

I have updated Missing topics about Fish - Skysmith (talk) 09:13, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Rainbow trout nominated for GA[edit]

I've been upgrading the Rainbow trout article for the last couple of weeks. Essentially it was very unbalanced with too much emphasis on steelhead, instead on the type species Oncorhynchus mykiss and associated subspecies. The Rainbow trout is a complex topic and I trust I've made sufficient changes to warrant Good Article status. Any suggestions or help from this project would be appreciated.--Mike Cline (talk) 02:59, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Rainbow trout achieved GA status last week and I've requested a Peer review in advance of an attempt at FA status. Any feedback is welcome. --Mike Cline (talk) 14:58, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Cutthroat trout nominated for GA[edit]

I've just completed the overhaul of Cutthroat trout and put it up for GA. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks --Mike Cline (talk) 17:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Introduced freshwater fish and all associated subcats have been proposed for deletion.[edit]

Category:Introduced freshwater fish - (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been proposed for deletion, as well as all sub-cats, including:
Category:Introduced freshwater fish by country, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of South Africa, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Argentina, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Australia, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Chile, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Madagascar, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of New Zealand, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Papua New Guinea, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Ukraine, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of the United States, Category:Introduced freshwater fish by continent, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Africa, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Oceania, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of New Guinea, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of South America, Category:Introduced freshwater fish of Hawaii.
Anyone wishing to comment may do so at the categories' entries for AfD. __ E L A Q U E A T E 18:18, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

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Cutthroat trout peer review[edit]

Cutthroat trout has been nominated for a peer review Wikipedia:Peer review/Cutthroat trout/archive1 in preparation for a FAC push. Any inputs welcome. Thanks --Mike Cline (talk) 22:43, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Cutthroat trout at FAC[edit]

Have just loaded up Cutthroat trout at FAC. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Cutthroat trout/archive1 All reviews welcome. --Mike Cline (talk) 18:26, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/The Adams Fly[edit]

Hello, fishing enthusiasts. This old draft article will soon be deleted as stale. Is this a notable piece of fishing equipment, and should the article be kept and improved instead? —Anne Delong (talk) 03:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Fisheries and Fishing At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
We are offering to design and print physical paper leaflets to be distributed at Wikimania 2014 for all projects that apply.
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Adikhajuria (talk) 10:58, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Brook trout nominated for GA status[edit]

I've just nominated Brook trout for GA review. Any willing reviewers from this project interested? --Mike Cline (talk) 17:40, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Fisheries and Fishing at Wikimania 2014(updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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Adikhajuria (talk) 13:12, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Environmental impacts of aquaculture[edit]

Dear fisheries experts: I is there anything useful in this old AfC submission that should bee merged into another article before it's deleted as a stale draft? Or should the draft be kept and improved? —Anne Delong (talk) 18:32, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

List of the most commonly harvested fish[edit]

It is new and could use some feedback and shaping. I will add images shortly.

I just realized that it ought to be List of most commonly harvested fish or something. You pick! Cheers, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:45, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Launch of WikiProject Wikidata for research[edit]

Hi, this is to let you know that we've launched WikiProject Wikidata for research in order to stimulate a closer interaction between Wikidata and research, both on a technical and a community level. As a first activity, we are drafting a research proposal on the matter (cf. blog post). Your thoughts on and contributions to that would be most welcome! Thanks, -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

FAR of Marine shrimp farming[edit]

I have nominated Marine shrimp farming for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:33, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

New fly fishing related infobox[edit]

I've created an infobox for Artificial fly articles. {{infobox artificial fly}}. Comments are welcome, especially if there are additional parameters that should be added to the template. Please request additional parameters on the template talk page. Thanks --Mike Cline (talk) 22:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Data issues at Fish farming[edit]

On checking up on the sources, values of aquaculture production as reported in Fish_farming#Major_species seem off. Interested editors might want to drop by at Talk:Fish_farming#Major_Species_table_data_seem_spurious and comment.-- Elmidae 12:23, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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Greetings WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing Members!

This is a one-time-only message to inform you about a technical proposal to revive your Popular Pages list in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

If the above proposal gets in the Top 10 based on the votes, there is a high likelihood of this bot being restored so your project will again see monthly updates of popular pages.

Further, there are over 260 proposals in all to review and vote for, across many aspects of wikis.

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

Best regards, SteviethemanDelivered: 17:59, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Articles for inclusion[edit]

Wildlife management Areas, such as those in Louisiana, that are under the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, would seem to be a natural fit in this project. If someone would care to weigh in on this? 23:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)-- Otr500 (talk) 01:10, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report is back![edit]

Hi all, the Community Tech team has been working hard to bring back the Popular pages report. The report for this project can be found at [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing /Popular pages]]. I've made a redirect from the older link Wikipedia:WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing/Article traffic statistics to make the link consistent across projects. If you're not happy with this change and want to stick with the older link (not recommended), please ping me and I will take care of it. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 23:36, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

RFC on sports notability[edit]

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)