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.

How Is Overfishing Affecting Southern Flounder?

March 29, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Acoustic tracking and conventional tagging provide crucial information to plan for the sustainability of the species.

What’s Killing Weakfish?

March 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Natural mortality — not fishing — has kept weakfish stock in decline.

Is Data From Social Media Useful for Fisheries Science?

March 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research shows YouTube posts have potential for informing conservation strategies.

spotted seatrout with tags

What Should You Do When You Hook a Tagged Fish?

March 8, 2021 | Dave Shaw

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

Where on the East Coast Do Saltwater Anglers Encounter the Most Species of Fish?

March 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Based on interviews with anglers, North Carolina offers a more diverse array of species than any other state but one on the Atlantic seaboard.

What’s Eating Atlantic Sturgeon Eggs and Larvae?

February 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

It’s gut-check time. New research identifies the predators.

Man holding a red drum

Do You Want to Get Hooked on Fisheries Science?

February 4, 2021 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina Sea Grant’s six-part online evening course will provide all the fundamentals on the science behind fisheries management.

kids and teacher peer through the jaws of a megalodon shark

How Big Was the Megalodon Shark?

February 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests the extinct species could have been nearly 60 feet long.

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Can Bacteria in the Water Infect Us through Shellfish?

January 25, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Water sampling could help to better understand potential risks to shellfish consumers.

One Fish, Two Fish — or Was That Fish the Same Fish as the First Fish?

January 18, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Repeatedly catching the same fish could influence stock assessments.