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Fisheries Management

image: Andros Island Bahamas.

Sep 25, 2023

How Do You Generate Long-Term Support for Marine Conservation?

Researchers journeyed to a community that has protected marine areas for two decades to find the answers. Research Need Many coastal communities rely on healthy fisheries for economic stability and… 

Lionfish. Credit: NOAA.

Sep 18, 2023

Can We Use Deepwater Traps to Catch Lionfish?

Scientists compared how three different traps worked on the invasive species. 

Greater amberjack in ocean waters.

Aug 28, 2023

Can We Use Video to Estimate the Numbers of Amberjack?

With underwater cameras trained on various amberjack species in the Southeast, scientists tried to gauge population trends for the fish. 

image: black sea bass on a reef.

Aug 14, 2023

What’s the Best Way to Count Reef Fish?

Scientists compared two methods — high definition video and wire traps — to see which better sampled an array of fish off the Southeast coast. 

Aug 7, 2023

Can Fish Escape Waters That Are Harmfully Low on Oxygen?

New research shows that spot flee quickly when oxygen levels are unsafe. 

A summer flounder recently caught on a wooden dock

Jul 27, 2023

The Most Popular Flounder Posts on Hook, Line & Science

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

Jan 16, 2023

What Keeps Striped Bass Populations from Rebounding?

Here's why the species hasn’t recovered in the Neuse River. 

Dec 19, 2022

What if Fishing Tournaments Could Be Great Competitions and Helpful to Science?

New research looks at whether historical records from recreational fishing tournaments can be a useful source of information about long-term trends in recreational fisheries. 

a red snapper on ice at a fish market

Nov 21, 2022

What Do Anglers Think of the Great Red Snapper Count?

Researchers wanted to learn more about people’s views related to the accuracy of the count and the science behind it. 

image: Southern flounder.

Oct 17, 2022

Is Climate Change Making More Flounder Male Than Female?

A new study looks at why populations of southern flounder are declining in the Southeast and the Gulf of Mexico.