image: Jeff Miller holds a red snapper.

Do Red Snapper Respond to Baited Traps?

July 8, 2022 | Dave Shaw

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

image: Boaters and their dog speed south down the Intracoastal Waterway near Figure Eight Island.

Boating Under the Influence Can Be Lethal

June 30, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Any level of alcohol intake increases the risk of death on the water.

How Do Hurricanes Affect Fish Populations on the North Carolina Coast?

June 27, 2022 | Dave Shaw

The news media and the data often tell two different stories.

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Does Ultraviolet Radiation Affect Our Favorite Sport Fish?

June 13, 2022 | Dave Shaw

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

image: derelict rope.

Is Rope Polluting our Waterways?

June 6, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Plastic is everywhere — even in maritime rope.

What Are the Barriers to Life Jacket Use?

May 26, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Life jackets save lives, but many recreational boaters don’t wear them. Here’s why.

image: Shrimp with Fennel, photo by Vanda Lewis

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

May 23, 2022 | Dave Shaw

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

How Do North Carolina Residents Rate the Water Quality at our Coast?

May 16, 2022 | Dave Shaw

It depends on where they live.

How Often Do Sharks Swipe the Catch?

May 9, 2022 | Dave Shaw

A new study reveals that avid anglers are no strangers to opportunistic sharks — and this could impact shark conservation.

Image: NOAA scientists tag and measure a blue marlin.

Where Can Anglers Find Blue Marlin?

May 2, 2022 | Dave Shaw

A new study reveals the depths and temperatures that blue marlin prefer.