Calling All Anglers!

Now it’s even easier to stay up to date on the latest science and news. Just check back here for new posts every Monday.

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.

Where Do Wahoo Spend Time in the Water Column?

May 6, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Satellite tagging data reveals that wahoo prefer warm waters and visit a range of depths

Do Your Plastic Plates and Bags Degrade in the Salt Marsh?

April 29, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Plastics break down quickly, but only into smaller and smaller pieces — which your fish could eat.

Why Do We Need Stock Assessments of Fisheries?

April 22, 2019 | Dave Shaw

This video shows the ABCs of an invaluable tool for scientists and managers.

Do Hurricanes Affect Fish in Deep Water?

April 15, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Tropical systems can cause gray triggerfish to evacuate.

Will a Simple Tutorial Help Anglers Build Up the Red Snapper Population?

April 8, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Chance of survival increases when releasing a fish through use of a descending device — a tool that returns a fish to its depth at capture.

Can Education Correct Unlawful Behavior?

April 1, 2019 | Dave Shaw

A class for anglers with fishing citations pays off.

What Leads Anglers to Report their Catch Voluntarily?

March 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Some anglers eagerly contribute important information on fisheries — and some anglers don’t.

Can Fish Compete with Man-Made Noise?

March 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

For the oyster toadfish, boat noise impacts communication.

Why Do Some Anglers Target Bluefin Tuna While Others Do Not?

March 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The answer partially depends on annual income.

What Does the Invasive Lionfish Eat?

February 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Scientists have assumed that lionfish are not picky when it comes to consuming prey — but what if they are?