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dolphinfish, caught off Hatteras.

Aug 29, 2022

Where Do Dolphinfish Roam?

As part of the world’s largest fish tagging program, anglers up and down the East Coast have played a key role in tracking the species’ movements — and you can help, too. 

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: Shrimp with Fennel, photo by Vanda Lewis

May 23, 2022

How Do Plant-Based Seafood Substitutes Compare to the Real Thing?

A new study looked at protein, salt, and other nutritional ingredients in over 200 seafood products. 

Image: Adult white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus), courtesy of NOAA.

Jul 26, 2021

Can We Monitor Juvenile Shrimp With Microchips?

Scientists test a new technology that’s similar to your car’s EZ-Pass in order to track individual shrimp. 

Mar 29, 2021

How Is Overfishing Affecting Southern Flounder?

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


Jan 25, 2021

Can Bacteria in the Water Infect Us through Shellfish?

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

Jan 4, 2021

One-Minute Science: Do You Eat Seafood Three or More Times a Week?

Watch this video to find out the kinds and amounts of seafood that people consume. 

Jun 29, 2020

What’s in Your Fish Platter?

Many consumers might have enjoyed pangasius without even knowing it. 

Apr 13, 2020

What’s Up With NC Shrimp?

Are we catching more shrimp offshore during the winter and spring? 

Feb 10, 2020

What Is the Status of the World’s Managed Fisheries?

On average, fish stocks are increasing in places where they’re managed — and they’re in much worse shape in locations where they aren’t managed.