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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Should We Restore Rivers?

September 2, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The Cape Fear River Partnership has been a collaborative success, benefiting fish and people.

Can We Control the Lionfish Population by Hunting and Eating It?

August 26, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The “eat ‘em to beat ‘em” strategy might only make a small dent in the pesky fish’s numbers.

Do Loud Noises Affect Fish?

August 19, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Surveying for underwater gas and oil deposits could harm reef fish.

Can Scientists Use Drones to Count Sharks and Rays?

August 12, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The answer is yes — at least in ideal conditions.

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.