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’s the Greatest Risk to Your Boat?

August 17, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hurricanes result in some of the most frequent boating insurance claims.

Are Catch-and-Release Deepwater Fish an Easy Meal for Sharks?

August 10, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Can shark appetites undermine the use of descending devices as a conservation strategy? A research team led by one of the scientists who appeared on SHARKFEST, Marcus Drymon of Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, decided to find out.  

What Are the Top Ten Most Common Types of Trash on the NC Coast?

August 3, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Cigarette butts make up 26% of beach trash. Fishing gear doesn’t even make the top ten list.

How Diverse Are Temperate Reef Fishes on the Southeast Coast?

July 27, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Over a three-year period, scientists observed 138 species of fish.

The Most Popular Hook, Line & Science Posts So Far from 2020

July 20, 2020 | Scott Baker

Posts on flounder identification, historic dock photos and North Carolina shrimp were the most read during the first six months of 2020.

Will Anglers Use Descending Devices on Reef Fish?

July 13, 2020 | Dave Shaw

1,000 anglers received descending devices to try out for free, and here’s what they thought.

Boating Under the Influence Can Be Lethal

July 6, 2020 | Dave Shaw

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

What’s in Your Fish Platter?

June 29, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Many consumers might have enjoyed pangasius without even knowing it.

Satellite tag on a sailfish

What Do We Find When We Track Sailfish Continuously?

June 22, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Using pop-up satellite tags, scientists can get a much better understanding of billfish movement and migration.

What Can Anglers Do to Improve Shark Fisheries Management?

June 15, 2020 | Dave Shaw

New research shows that citizen scientists can collect data and identify sharks with little error.