Can Living Shorelines Lessen Erosion from Boat Traffic?

October 21, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It depends on how much water they allow to pass through them. I would describe myself as a frequent fist shaker whenever passing water traffic rocks my boat. Aggressive wakes place bystanders on the receiving…

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What Do They Spend Your Fishing License Fee On?

October 14, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Here’s the answer inquiring anglers want to know.

Looking for a Good Local Spot for Spot?

October 7, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Stick with a winner. Some juvenile saltmarsh fishes reoccupy the same areas for weeks and even months.

How Do Anglers and Non-Anglers Differ When They Hire a Boat?

September 30, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Research shows that regardless of whether people fish, they share some similar tastes in chartered trips — but the findings also reveal how charter companies might hook more non-anglers.

Did 2018’s Hurricanes Curtail NC Saltwater Angling?

September 23, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Last year, the total recreational catch declined for North Carolina anglers — but they still pulled in nearly 79 million fish.

Where Do North Carolina’s Saltwater Anglers Live?

September 16, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Most of our anglers reside close to our coast — but last year people from dozens of countries and all 50 U.S. states bought licenses to fish N.C. waters.

Do You Eat Seafood Three or More Times a Week?

September 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The average “high-frequency” seafood consumer annually devours almost 90 pounds of finfish and shellfish.

Why Should We Restore Rivers?

September 2, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The Cape Fear River Partnership has been a collaborative success, benefiting fish and people.

Can We Control the Lionfish Population by Hunting and Eating It?

August 26, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The “eat ‘em to beat ‘em” strategy might only make a small dent in the pesky fish’s numbers.

Do Loud Noises Affect Fish?

August 19, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Surveying for underwater gas and oil deposits could harm reef fish.