Do Self-Releasing Hooks Minimize Fish Injuries During Catch-and-Release?

January 10, 2022 | Dave Shaw

A bite-shortened hook, designed to release fish without handling, shows promise.

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Can Angler Reports Give Us a Better Understanding of Fisheries?

January 3, 2022 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests that you and your smartphone might be the keys to addressing gaps in information about fish stocks.

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Where Do Southern Flounder Go in the Winter?

December 27, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Southern flounder move offshore to spawn, but their migration patterns might be more mysterious than we thought.

Will a Warming Atlantic Ocean Shorten the Lifespan of Your Favorite Fish?

December 20, 2021 | Dave Shaw

A small rise in temperature in the north Atlantic off Nova Scotia is likely to increase the natural mortality rate of many marine fishes in the region.

Can Virtual Fish Collections Allow for Online Learning?

December 13, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Online learning offers promise and certainly works for some subjects — but face-to-face instruction is still more effective for other types of classes.

Can Tarpon Survive a South Carolina Winter?

December 6, 2021 | Dave Shaw

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

What Causes Anglers to Leave Behind Less Fishing Line and Other Litter?

November 29, 2021 | Dave Shaw

A first-of-its-kind study in Patagonia reveals that anglers will litter less when they understand how their activities affect the environment.

What Can Scientists Learn From Ancient Sheepshead Bones?

November 22, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Sheepshead bones recovered from historical sites reveal large-scale changes in population, as well as the forces driving these changes.

Does the Moon Affect Offshore Tournament Catch Rates?

November 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

A classic study shows how moon phase influences some gamefish more than others.

Would You Rather Keep More Fish Each Day or Fish Longer Seasons?

November 8, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Angler surveys show which tradeoffs they’ll make in order to get the most out of a fishing season.