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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.

Does It Make a Difference Where the Hook Lodges?

June 3, 2019 | Dave Shaw

For dolphinfish, a hook imbedded in the roof of the mouth or the jaw could mean the difference between life and death....

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Can NC’s Official Saltwater Fish Survive in the Mediterranean?

May 27, 2019 | Dave Shaw

A Facebook group identified a red drum caught off the coast of Italy....

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Does Open-Ocean Fish Farming Adversely Affect the Environment?

May 20, 2019 | Dave Shaw

A commercial cobia farm off Panama has minimal impact on the water....

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Do Hurricanes Affect Fish in Deep Water?

April 15, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Tropical systems can cause gray triggerfish to evacuate....

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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....

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Can Education Correct Unlawful Behavior?

April 1, 2019 | Dave Shaw

A class for anglers with fishing citations pays off....

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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....

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