Why Should We Protect Coastal Habitats?

January 13, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Coastal habitats are vital for the state’s important fish species, as well as for fish that migrate along the East Coast.

When Do Spotted Seatrout Succumb to Winterkill?

December 30, 2019 | Dave Shaw

How cold is too cold for spotted seatrout?

Will Consumers Spend More for Local and Eco-Friendly Seafood?

December 23, 2019 | Dave Shaw

People are willing to pay for local and eco-labeled seafood.

Who Do Anglers Trust?

December 16, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It depends on whether they want information about fisheries — or about what they should buy. Learn more in Hook, Line & Science!

Can Migrating Fish Bypass Dams and Locks?

December 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Yes, by using “fishways” — but with varying degrees of success.

What Are the Most Popular Blogposts of the Year from Hook, Line and Science?

December 2, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Fish shrinkage, invasive lionfish appetites, and cobia movement were our most popular topics as North Carolina Sea Grant’s Hook, Line & Science blog celebrates its first year.

What Fish Species Live in the Surf Zone?

November 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

At Wrightsville Beach, 84 different fishes use the surf zone.

Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer.

What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Researchers found “microplastics” in 59 of 60 samples in near-shore waters.

What’s in Our Fish — and Our Gators?

October 28, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research looks at whether PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are accumulating in our wildlife.