Graduate student Mandy Frazier published her Master’s thesis studying differences in metabolic performance between cannibal and non-cannibal burbot. She conducted this collaborative study with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Twin Rivers Hatchery in Moyie Springs, Idaho. She found that cannibal burbot rely more on carbohydrate metabolism, while non-cannibal burbot rely on lipid metabolism more. These performance differences provide valuable insight to managers of conservation hatcheries since most hatcheries select against cannibalism in order to maximize fish production. Read more about this study in the journal Conservation Physiology here or check out our publications page. Congratulations Mandy!