One-Minute Science: Do Fish Shrink After They Die?

December 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Watch this video about how new research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish close to the minimum size limit.

One-Minute Science: What Does the Invasive Lionfish Eat?

December 21, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Watch this video about how researchers assessed the diets of the invasive lionfish to determine whether the species has a preferred food.

What’s Two Years Old and Has 100 Fisheries Science Updates for Anglers?

December 14, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hook, Line & Science celebrates its second birthday.

Atlantic sturgeon

Can We Use Off-the-Shelf Sonar to Count Atlantic Sturgeon?

December 7, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Low-cost technology could allow for regionwide comparisons of daily numbers of the species.

Are Fewer People Getting NC Saltwater Fishing Licenses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

November 30, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Year-to-date totals are typical, but the changes in sales by type of license are anything but.

What Is the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Carcass Collection Program?

November 23, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Since 2014, anglers have donated over 4000 fish to inform stock assessments.

What Causes Boaters to Wear Life Jackets?

November 16, 2020 | Dave Shaw

In general, the riskier the conditions, the more likely boaters are to wear life jackets.

Have You Heard My Fish?

November 9, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Scientists are working together to track 104 fish and sea turtle species in coastal waters.

Do Anglers Fish in Areas Closed to Fishing?

November 2, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Despite patrolling and education efforts, an Australian study shows that illegal fishing still occurs — and at predictable times.

What Type of Training Could Be Made Available For NC Fishing Guides?

October 26, 2020 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina is home to more than 800 licensed fishing guides whose customers cast a line in both our estuarine and marine waters.