What Happens to Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout After Live Weigh-Ins at Tournaments?

August 23, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Red drum are slower to leave the area after release, and fewer die after tournaments than spotted sea trout....

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What Can Satellite Imagery Tell Us About How Many Boats Visit Reefs?

August 16, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Pioneering research from a joint North Carolina Sea Grant and NC Space Grant research fellow shows that spring and summer months bring the most visitors  -- likely due to fishing activity....

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Does Restricting Fishing Activity Actually Benefit Reef Fish?

August 9, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New science explores the effectiveness of marine protected areas....

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Can GoPros on Remotely Operated Vehicles Measure the Size of Reef Fish?

August 2, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research shows that dual small action cameras on ROVs more effectively provide data about the length of fish for a wider range of species than previous methods that use lasers....

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Image: Adult white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus), courtesy of NOAA.

Can We Monitor Juvenile Shrimp With Microchips?

July 26, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Scientists test a new technology that’s similar to your car’s EZ-Pass in order to track individual shrimp....

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Can “Accelerometers” Confirm Life Jacket Use on Boats?

July 19, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Technology already exists that might improve safety at sea....

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Do Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks Get Smarter as They Get Older?

July 12, 2021 | Dave Shaw

This shark’s brain never stops growing throughout its entire life, especially the regions responsible for motor control and sense of smell....

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Do Innovations for Recreational Fishing Create Challenges for Fisheries Management?

July 5, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Research shows that challenges and opportunities arise when anglers use new technology....

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

June 28, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Anglers have donated over 4000 fish to inform stock assessments, and this year's red snapper mini-season from July 9 to 11 offers another chance to help....

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

June 21, 2021 | Dave Shaw

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

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