Calling All Anglers!

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Do Artificial Reefs Enhance Fish Habitats?

May 25, 2020 | Dave Shaw

A new study demonstrates that artificial reefs benefit fish communities.

What Are the Barriers to Life Jacket Use?

May 18, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Saturday kicked off National Safe Boating Week. Sea Grant reminds recreational boaters to embrace safety including life jacket use.

Which Region’s Saltwater Anglers Catch the Most Fish?

May 11, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Is it the Atlantic Coast, Gulf of Mexico, or Pacific Coast?

Is There an Environmentally Friendly Way to Keep Hitchhiking Organisms Off Your Boat?

May 4, 2020 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests there is an approach that balances effective boat operation with protection of ecosystems.

Can Insight from Ancient Oysters Provide Solutions for Modern Oyster Management?

April 27, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The fossil record may suggest keys to protecting the modern-day species.

What Attracts Blacktip Sharks to Fishing Piers?

April 20, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Research shows the number of anglers makes a difference.

What’s Up With NC Shrimp?

April 13, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Are we catching more shrimp offshore during the winter and spring?

People measure an amberjack

Discarding Greater Amberjack: Catch and Release or Catch and Decease?

April 6, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging shows that most of these fish survive the catch-and-release experience.

What Will Historic Dock Photos Reveal about Fisheries?

March 30, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Citizen scientists will help to fill in the gaps.

What Affects the Size of Juvenile Southern Flounder?

March 23, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Recent findings highlight how differences in salinity and diet impact growth.