What Are the Top 10 Most Common Types of Trash on the NC Coast?

April 11, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Last year’s coastal trash included a garter belt and a windshield — but fishing gear made up less than 1% of the items that people picked up....

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image: American shad, via USFWS.

Where Do American Shad Like to Spawn?

April 4, 2022 | Dave Shaw

When these fish return to the Albemarle Sound to reproduce, they prefer one river basin — by far....

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Does it Help to Look at the Big Picture When Managing Menhaden?

March 28, 2022 | Dave Shaw

A new model accounts for a number of factors that influence the populations of Atlantic menhaden and other species....

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How Did People Catch Fish 12,000 Years Ago?

March 21, 2022 | Dave Shaw

An archaeological site has revealed an enormous collection of early hooks, lines, and sinkers — and even evidence of artificial lures....

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Pictured here is a Goliath grouper piercing through a school of baitfish. Laura Rock/NOAA.

Are Fish Headed North?

March 14, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Warming waters means hundreds of fish species — including some of the most economically important to the United States — will be on the move....

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Is There an Environmentally Friendly Way to Keep Hitchhiking Organisms Off Your Boat?

March 7, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Research suggests there is an approach that balances effective boat operation with protection of ecosystems....

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Joe Hoyt, Maritime Archaeologist with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, takes photos of the shipwreck from the submersible. Image courtesy of Carmichael, Project Baseline - Battle of the Atlantic expedition.

Which Fish Congregate Around Deepwater Shipwrecks off North Carolina?

February 28, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Video and laser imaging identified fish by species -- and even revealed where on shipwrecks fish liked to hang out....

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image: sunset fishing. credit: Don McCullough via CC-BY-2.0, CreativeCommons.org.

How Did Anglers Relieve Stress When the Pandemic First Hit?

February 21, 2022 | Dave Shaw

They fished more....

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Are You Ready to Go to Fishery Science School?

February 7, 2022 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina Sea Grant’s online evening class series will provide all the fundamentals on the science behind fisheries management....

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StriperHub coordinator Ben Reading. credit: NCSU CALS.

Can We Really Mass-Produce Striped Bass?

January 31, 2022 | Dave Shaw

Research shows this species is well-positioned for farming at a commercial scale....

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