Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer.

Can You Identify North Carolina’s Three Species of Flounder?

November 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It turns out, most anglers can’t. Luckily, NCDMF has some tips.

What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Researchers found “microplastics” in 59 of 60 samples in near-shore waters.

What’s in Our Fish — and Our Gators?

October 28, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research looks at whether PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are accumulating in our wildlife.

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.

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.