The Biology and Management of Atlantic Striped Bass

March 23, 2010 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Striped bass is found from the St. Lawrence River in Canada to the St. John’s River in Florida.  Striped bass spawn in coastal sounds and estuaries.  Wintering grounds span from Cape Henry,…

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The North Carolina Oyster Fishery

December 18, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Oysters are bivalve mollusks. Most North Carolina oysters are harvested at about three years of age when they are three inches or more in length. This type of shellfish is commercially available…

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The Biology of Red and Gag Grouper

November 28, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Both gag and red grouper are important species for North Carolina commercial and recreational fishermen.  Adult gag grouper inhabit coastal waters from North Carolina to Brazil and are found in the Gulf…

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Biology and Management of North Carolina Black Sea Bass

November 8, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Black sea bass range in color from black to a dusky brown. Their fins are dark with dusky spots and their dorsal fin has while spots and bands. Black sea bass inhabit…

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Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish)

October 16, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Dolphinfish, commonly called mahi mahi (meaning “strong strong” in Polynesian), are found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world.  Dolphinfish are not related to dolphin the mammal.  Dolphinfish have a short…

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