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Nov 27, 2023

You Caught a Tagged Fish – Now What?

Report it and claim your reward. 

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Nov 20, 2023

Does the Size of a Red Drum Affect its Recovery After Catch-and-Release?

New research reveals that larger fish react differently than smaller fish. 

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Nov 13, 2023

Are Anglers and Commercial Fishers Accidentally Catching More Sea Turtles Than We Previously Thought?

A new model shows when and why turtles along the Southeast coast are at risk. 

image: Natural reef off the Florida coast.

Nov 6, 2023

Should We Be Worried About Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Offshore NC Waters?

Reef composition and changing environmental factors are key to better understanding this potential threat. 

image: Lures aplenty.

Oct 30, 2023

How Can We Develop More Biodegradable Soft Bait Fishing Lures?

There’s a growing market for more eco-friendly lures — and now there’s a new blueprint for making and testing them. 

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Oct 23, 2023

Are Fishing Guides Role Models?

About 500 former clients of charter fishing guides weighed in on the issue. 

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Oct 16, 2023

How to Increase the Survival Rate for Black Sea Bass After Release 

Fish often sustain injuries when captured from deep waters, jeopardizing their survival... 

image: Land Crab, closeup, by USFWS/Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

Oct 9, 2023

What’s the Deal with that Weird Big Blue Crab on the Beach?

A new species of crab has arrived in North Carolina — and you might even find one in your garage.  

image: Styela plicata by Brenda Bowler, Texas PWD/CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Oct 2, 2023

Are Warming Waters Causing “Caribbean Creep”?

A large-scale Mid-Atlantic survey reveals the spread of new species. 

image: Andros Island Bahamas.

Sep 25, 2023

How Do You Generate Long-Term Support for Marine Conservation?

Researchers journeyed to a community that has protected marine areas for two decades to find the answers.