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.

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.

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.

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.