What Does the Invasive Lionfish Eat?

February 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Scientists have assumed that lionfish are not picky when it comes to consuming prey — but what if they are?

Can Released Deepwater Grouper Survive?

February 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

The use of descending devices in offshore bottom-fishing can combat the potentially life-threatening effects on fish brought up from depth.

How Are Blue Catfish Infiltrating New Waters?

January 28, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Understanding the impact of invasive species on natural ecosystems is an important field of study in fisheries science.

Do Anglers Prefer Artificial Reefs?

January 21, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Knowing whether anglers prefer one reef type more than another can help to assess the value of reefs for fishing and enjoyment.

Will Fish Move as the Atlantic Warms?

January 14, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Warming of ocean temperatures may ultimately change the distributionsof many popular fish species, impacting both local fishing communities and possibly even major fishing ports.

Can Circle Hooks Compete with J Hooks?

January 7, 2019 | Dave Shaw

If circle hooks were required, what impact would it have?

When Do Spotted Seatrout Succumb to Winterkill?

December 31, 2018 | Dave Shaw

How cold is too cold for spotted seatrout?

Can Sand Tigers Survive Catch and Release?

December 17, 2018 | Dave Shaw

Classifying the number and release condition of correctly identified sharks is more important than ever.

How Much We Love to Fish

December 10, 2018 | Dave Shaw

Fishing is one of America’s favorite pastimes, with outdoor recreation providing a huge contribution to the nation’s economy. It’s therefore important to understand to what extent we love to fish — and how much we spend on this much beloved hobby.

Hello, Saltwater Anglers!

December 3, 2018 | Dave Shaw

Two fisheries specialists with more than 40 years of combined professional experience have just launched our new blog on recreational fishing.