As many recreational anglers may know, gill injuries happen. But what should one do about it?

Alexandria Trahan, an MSc candidate from the Department of Biology, is researching potential strategies for addressing bleeding injuries in angled fish.

In 2018, Trahan was in a field course where she learned about fisheries science field work. She realized that she could turn her love for angling into a degree and a future career.

Explained Trahan:  “I loved all the research that came out of Dr. Cooke’s lab and was eager to work with people who loved fish, conservation and ecology as much as I did.”