Calling All Anglers!

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And… calling all scientists! If you’d like to write for Hook, Line & Science about your research, please contact Scott Baker at msbaker@ncsu.edu or Sara Mirabilio at semirabi@ncsu.edu.

Are Fewer People Getting NC Saltwater Fishing Licenses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

November 30, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Year-to-date totals are typical, but the changes in sales by type of license are anything but.

What Is the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Carcass Collection Program?

November 23, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Since 2014, anglers have donated over 4000 fish to inform stock assessments.

What Causes Boaters to Wear Life Jackets?

November 16, 2020 | Dave Shaw

In general, the riskier the conditions, the more likely boaters are to wear life jackets.

Have You Heard My Fish?

November 9, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Scientists are working together to track 104 fish and sea turtle species in coastal waters.

Do Anglers Fish in Areas Closed to Fishing?

November 2, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Despite patrolling and education efforts, an Australian study shows that illegal fishing still occurs — and at predictable times.

What Type of Training Could Be Made Available For NC Fishing Guides?

October 26, 2020 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina is home to more than 800 licensed fishing guides whose customers cast a line in both our estuarine and marine waters.

How Big Is That Bass?

October 19, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The “TrophyCatch Eyeball Challenge” reveals that guessing the weight of a bass in a photo is a lot harder than most people think.

How Will Climate Change Affect Spawning American Shad?

October 12, 2020 | Lauren Pharr

By the 2090s, the spawning season for American shad could begin 12 days earlier.

Does the Type of Habitat Affect Juvenile Fish?

October 5, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows sportfish generally have higher populations in natural and restored habitats.

When Do Anglers Head to Reef Sites?

September 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Long-range automated cameras answered the question about one in site in Australia.