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.

What Fish Species Live in the Surf Zone?

November 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

At Wrightsville Beach, 84 different fishes use the surf zone....

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Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer....

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What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

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

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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Do You Eat Seafood Three or More Times a Week?

September 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The average “high-frequency” seafood consumer annually devours almost 90 pounds of finfish and shellfish....

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