What Attracts Blacktip Sharks to Fishing Piers?

April 20, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows the number of anglers makes a difference.

What’s Up With NC Shrimp?

April 13, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Are we catching more shrimp offshore during the winter and spring?

People measure an amberjack

Discarding Greater Amberjack: Catch and Release or Catch and Decease?

April 6, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging shows that most of these fish survive the catch-and-release experience.

What Will Historic Dock Photos Reveal about Fisheries?

March 30, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Citizen scientists will help to fill in the gaps.

What Affects the Size of Juvenile Southern Flounder?

March 23, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Recent findings highlight how differences in salinity and diet impact growth.

Does Hand-Crank Electrofishing Help Battle Invasive Catfish?

March 16, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hand-crank electrofishing — or “telephoning” — is a recreational fishing technique that has been legal in North Carolina since 1985. As the name suggests, it involves using a telephone generator to produce low-voltage alternating current by turning a hand crank, which stuns catfish.

What Keeps Striped Bass Populations from Rebounding?

March 9, 2020 | Dave Shaw

New modelling suggests why the species hasn’t recovered in the Neuse River.

Do Anglers Want Creature Comforts at Access Sites?

March 2, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The answer changes according to their age, gender, and other demographics.

Do Gray Triggerfish Survive After Catch-and-Release?

February 24, 2020 | Dave Shaw

New science shows they usually don’t.

Are the Number of Adults with a Shellfish Allergy Increasing?

February 17, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows that nearly 3% of adults in our country are allergic to shellfish.