What’s Killing Weakfish?

March 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Natural mortality — not fishing — has kept weakfish stock in decline.

Is Data From Social Media Useful for Fisheries Science?

March 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research shows YouTube posts have potential for informing conservation strategies.

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What Should You Do When You Hook a Tagged Fish?

March 8, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Catch. Cut. Report. And then collect your reward.

Where on the East Coast Do Saltwater Anglers Encounter the Most Species of Fish?

March 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Based on interviews with anglers, North Carolina offers a more diverse array of species than any other state but one on the Atlantic seaboard.

Can Tarpon Survive a South Carolina Winter?

February 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Tidally-restricted coastal ponds can provide tarpon a welcome refuge during some of the coldest months.

What’s Eating Atlantic Sturgeon Eggs and Larvae?

February 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

It’s gut-check time. New research identifies the predators.

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Do You Want to Get Hooked on Fisheries Science?

February 4, 2021 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina Sea Grant’s six-part online evening course will provide all the fundamentals on the science behind fisheries management.

How Big Was the Megalodon Shark?

February 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests the extinct species could have been nearly 60 feet long.

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Can Bacteria in the Water Infect Us through Shellfish?

January 25, 2021 | Dave Shaw

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

One Fish, Two Fish — or Was That Fish the Same Fish as the First Fish?

January 18, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Repeatedly catching the same fish could influence stock assessments.