Health & Welfare
The freshwater drum is a proposed snail-control vector in catfish ponds. In tank studies the drum showed high survival and reduced snail populations.
The tenuous fate of a pint-sized porpoise, the critically endangered vaquita, is linked to a fish targeted by poachers fueling China’s appetite for maws. The vaquita remains in peril, but aquaculture presents some hope for the totoaba.