Do Fish Shrink After They Die?

August 5, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish that are close to the minimum size limit.

Are Sharks and Other Highly Migratory Fish Populations on the Decline?

July 29, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Water temperature matters when estimating the abundance of large, open-ocean predators.

Do Warmer Waters Cause Flounder to Become Male?

July 22, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research shows that higher temperatures can “masculinize” southern flounder populations.

What Can Researchers Learn by Eavesdropping on Fish?

July 15, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Underwater recordings reveal crucial information about how fish use restored oyster reefs.

Where Do Large NC Striped Bass Spend Their Summers?

July 8, 2019 | Dave Shaw

In the northeast United States — and they don’t waste time getting there.

July 4th Reminder: Boating Under the Influence Can Be Lethal

July 1, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Any level of alcohol intake increases the risk of death on the water.

What Should You Do When You Hook a Tagged Fish?

June 24, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Catch. Cut. Report. And then collect your reward.

What Are the Most Popular Blogposts from the First Six Months of Hook, Line and Science?

June 17, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Posts on lionfish diet, shellfish pathogens and a northward shift of fisheries are the most read to date.

Is a Solar-Powered Pleasure Craft for You?

June 10, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Tired of paying for boat fuel? Researchers in Thailand developed a low-cost, solar-powered catamaran to ferry tourists between nearby islands.

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.