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image: blue heron with fish.

Feb 19, 2024

Do herons and other shorebirds prefer living shorelines?

If an artificially-created habitat meets all the needs of marsh-dwellers, it might also bode well for what you find on the end of your hook.

image: walleye.

Feb 12, 2024

What makes anglers happy?

Three things can make a fisher’s day.

image: cormorant on the water.

Feb 5, 2024

Are cormorants hampering the recovery of fisheries?

These birds consume thousands of metric tons of menhaden along North Carolina’s coast, but the impact might not be as high as scientists thought.

image: two right whales.

Jan 29, 2024

Are fishing and boating regulations protecting endangered whales?

Some whales face significant threats from vessels and fishing gear.

Image: NOAA scientists tag and measure a blue marlin.

Jan 22, 2024

Do you want to get hooked on fisheries science?

It’s wintertime — so instead of daydreaming about fishing, why not pull up a chair and participate in our online fisheries science course on Tuesday evenings?

image: blue catfish.

Jan 15, 2024

Will live-imaging sonar help you catch more fish?

Scientists ran an artificial fishing tournament to find out.

image: cobia.

Jan 8, 2024

Can phone interviews help set conservation goals?

Commercial fishers and recreational anglers answer the call — and provide valuable input on black sea bass and cobia. 

image: Classic Oyster Dressing.

Dec 21, 2023

Can the right recipe make seafood part of a great holiday meal?

Yes, it can.

image: Black bass fish skeleton.

Dec 18, 2023

Can fish bones protect us from the sun?

Researchers investigate a sustainable alternative to harmful UV-filters in sunscreens.

image: Offshore Wind Turbines.

Dec 11, 2023

What Fish Can We Expect to See at the East Coast’s Offshore Wind Farms?

Red snapper love the Gulf's oil and gas platforms — but another species in particular might enjoy East Coast wind farms.