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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. 

Jul 17, 2023

How Have Oyster Reefs Changed Over the Last Six Decades?

In a crucial North Carolina estuary, scientists combed through historical data to better understand how biodiversity and seafood supply have changed -- and will continue to change. 

May 8, 2023

What Was Early Sportfishing Like in Coastal North Carolina?

The thrill was not only in the fish putting up a good fight but in catching as many fish as possible. 

image: reef fish swimming.

May 1, 2023

What Do We Know About Population Growth in Reef Fishes?

A new study uncovers some consistent patterns in Atlantic reef fishes, including snappers and groupers. 

image: Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Volunteer Captain Alex Perez holds a tagged cobia before releasing it. Photo credit: Alex Perez.

Apr 10, 2023

Where Do 400,000 Fishes Go?

Recapturing tagged fish helps anglers learn when and where to find them. 

image: author Ernest Hemingway with Pauline, Gregory, John, and Patrick Hemingway and four marlins on the dock in Bimini, 20 July 1935.

Mar 27, 2023

Have the Mercury Levels Changed in Blue Marlin Since 1975?

A new study on blue marlin reveals whether efforts to reduce mercury emissions have been successful. 

image: juvenile yellow perch.

Mar 13, 2023

Do Fish Consumption Advisories Account for Enough Harmful Chemicals?

New research suggests that fish consumption advisories should account for a broader range of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that could affect health. 

image: fishers with catches, Daytona, 1963.

Mar 6, 2023

Reeling in the Past: What Can We Learn from Historic Fishing Photos?

Volunteers helped to describe historic fisheries through FISHstory, a pilot project developed through the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. 

Chesapeake Bay oyster reef image via NOAA

Feb 20, 2023

Where Do Red Drum Hide?

A South Carolina study finds that where red drum go to escape depends on whether they are hatchery-raised. 

image: Charleston, SC, 1902.

Feb 13, 2023

Are Fish Remains a Historical Indicator of Household Status?

A new study reveals how wealth and slavery affected the diversity and type of fish that Charleston residents consumed between 1710 and 1900.