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Fisheries Management

illustration: Passive acoustic recorders and seining were used to investi- gate long-term patterns of fish courtship sounds and their relationship to young-of-the-year appearance and abundance, credit: Claire Mueller.

Oct 3, 2022

Can the Sounds of Courting Fish Help Predict the Number of Offspring?

South Carolina scientists compared underwater fish sounds and environmental data with the numbers of young fish they collected. 

image: UNCW's Patrick Carroll at the aquaculture tanks, by D DiNicola.

Aug 8, 2022

Is There a Profitable Market for Farm-Fresh Black Sea Bass?

Thanks to aquaculture breakthroughs from a team at UNCW, this seafood favorite could reach more consumers. 

image: Jeff Miller holds a red snapper.

Jul 8, 2022

Do Red Snapper Respond to Baited Traps?

A recent study from NC State scientists and their colleagues reveals which fish are more likely to approach bait. 

image: sunlight glare on water.

Jun 13, 2022

Does Ultraviolet Radiation Affect Our Favorite Sport Fish?

A new study shows that cobia, snapper, and tuna embryos have a fascinating way of avoiding harmful rays. 

image: American shad, via USFWS.

Apr 4, 2022

Where Do American Shad Like to Spawn?

When these fish return to the Albemarle Sound to reproduce, they prefer one river basin — by far. 

Mar 28, 2022

Does it Help to Look at the Big Picture When Managing Menhaden?

A new model accounts for a number of factors that influence the populations of Atlantic menhaden and other species. 

Feb 7, 2022

Are You Ready to Go to Fishery Science School?

North Carolina Sea Grant’s online evening class series will provide all the fundamentals on the science behind fisheries management. 

StriperHub coordinator Ben Reading. credit: NCSU CALS.

Jan 31, 2022

Can We Really Mass-Produce Striped Bass?

Research shows this species is well-positioned for farming at a commercial scale. 

fishing at cove

Jan 3, 2022

Can Angler Reports Give Us a Better Understanding of Fisheries?

New research suggests that you and your smartphone might be the keys to addressing gaps in information about fish stocks. 

Nov 29, 2021

What Causes Anglers to Leave Behind Less Fishing Line and Other Litter?

A first-of-its-kind study in Patagonia reveals that anglers will litter less when they understand how their activities affect the environment.