WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local commercial fishermen and others have an opportunity to weigh in on a proposed federal rule that would limit Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing from July through November of this year.
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MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has received its first application for its new Shellfish Lease Restoration Permit and it’s from a shellfish grower in Carteret County.
MOREHEAD CITY — Beachgoers in Carteret County and along the North Carolina coast are advised by state officials to give shore-nesting birds their space.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — A brief rainstorm couldn’t dampen the spirits of the volunteers and environmentalists who came out to Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall Friday to plant marsh grass.
MOREHEAD CITY — The fish are biting, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding recreational fishermen they can donate their fish carcasses to science.
EMERALD ISLE — Crews from EarthBalance, a Florida-based company, began hand-planting the first of about 500,000 pieces of vegetation Thursday on new dunes created in the recently completed $31.6 million Emerald Isle beach nourishment project.
RALEIGH — Bird hunters in Carteret County and elsewhere now have 2021-22 migratory game bird seasons, courtesy of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
MOREHEAD CITY — Commercial and recreational fisherman have new rules to follow, as of May 1.
RALEIGH — Deer harvest in Carteret County and elsewhere went up in the most recent hunting season, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
EMERALD ISLE — Eighth-grader Noah Swindell of Raleigh, whose family has a summer home in Emerald Isle, was concerned about the effects of plastics on the beaches and sea life.
MOREHEAD CITY — More than $5.2 million in financial assistance is on its way to more than 30 eligible members of the fishing industry in Carteret County who sustained income losses last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CARTERET COUNTY — Strawberry fields in Carteret County opened about two weeks ago to public picking, and farmers say there are plenty of people taking advantage of what appears to be a bumper crop.
RALEIGH — People spending time outdoors in Carteret County and elsewhere may notice more snakes now that the weather is warming up, and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has advice on how to get along with them.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Town planners recommend Pine Knoll Shores commissioners pursue a 25-year conservation easement to protect maritime forest.
MOREHEAD CITY — State officials have chosen longtime N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries staff member Kathy Rawls to lead the division, starting Saturday.
NEWPORT — Local environmentalists, state officials and others want to see more shellfish restoration, aquaculture and public outreach in North Carolina by 2025.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Local shellfish growers, nonprofits, academic organizations and others have an opportunity to apply for funding for projects to improve resilience in the U.S. shellfish industry.
EMERALD ISLE — After almost exactly three months, the 9.4-mile-long Emerald Isle beach nourishment projected ended early Monday morning, with the exception of planting vegetation on new dunes, which is set to commence next week.
RALEIGH — Carteret County residents and visitors spending time outdoors should be on the lookout for black bears this spring and, whenever possible, avoid interactions with them.
NEWPORT — The education opossum at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter now has a name — Dexter.
EMERALD ISLE — The Emerald Isle beach nourishment project is in the home stretch and could be complete by Monday, several days before the contractual deadline.
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal habitat loss may cost North Carolinians the natural benefits the habitat provides, but researchers are working to keep decision makers informed of the risks and potential solutions.
BEAUFORT — Anyone who is interested in cleaning up the area’s waterways while competing for the chance to win prizes is invited to take part in the inaugural Carteret County Trash Trawl this Saturday.
CAPE CARTERET — The in-water portion of the Old Ferry Channel/Deer Creek dredging project ended Thursday, which was the deadline.
NEWPORT — The National Weather Service is developing new and improved beach hazard warning products to get the word out to beachgoers in Carteret County and beyond.