CARTERET COUNTY – May 15 is National Water Safety Day, and West Carteret junior and lifeguard Instructor for American Red Cross, Cameron Johnson, is pressing the public to get on top of water safety for their families this year and help encourage the county in starting a water safety program…
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RALEIGH — The N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) demonstrating their commitment to work together to improve the infrastructure and safety for wildlife and the traveling public on No…
NEW BERN — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen, scientists and other interested parties to sit on the Striped Mullet Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.
Fisheries division seeks public input on development, implementation of system to schedule observer trips for anchored gill nets
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is hosting a series of public outreach meetings to provide updates and gather input on the development and implementation of an automated system that will be used to schedule observer trips for the estuarine anchored gill-net fishery in N…
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a public hearing on proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.
MOREHEAD CITY — Earth Day 2023 on Saturday, April 22 is just around the corner, and if you’re wondering how to celebrate Earth Week in a rapidly changing world, the Croatan Group of the N.C. Sierra Club and N.C. Interfaith Power and Light (NCIPL) have just the thing.
RALEIGH — North Carolina Aquariums at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Fisher and Roanoke Island, and Jennette’s Pier were awarded Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) accreditation this week.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County has been notified it will receive a grant from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s (NCDEQ) Division of Coastal Management (DCM) for technical assistance in risk assessment and resilience planning work on Cedar Island through the Resilient Coastal Communi…
MOREHEAD CITY - The offshore wind industry is poised to bring a transformational change to the way eastern North Carolina sources its power in the upcoming decade.
BOGUE BANKS — Beachgoers and officials in towns and at Fort Macon State Park said Tuesday they have been seeing what they consider unusually large numbers of dead baby sharks, rays and birds washing ashore since the weekend, and Fort Macon State Park Superintendent Randy Newman said Tuesday …
A team documenting the existence and importance of right whales off the state’s coast will share their work at 6 p.m. Friday in the North Carolina Maritime Museum on Front Street in Beaufort.
CARTERET COUNTY - Homebuyers will soon have a clearer understanding of flood risks and history when purchasing a property, thanks to new rules adopted by the N.C. Real Estate Commission (NCREC).
NEW BERN — The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission on Friday took a stand with its fellow state environmental commissions for improved water quality in North Carolina.
NEW BERN — After more than two hours of discussion and several failed votes, the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission on Thursday came to no conclusion on whether to stop commercial and recreational fishermen from harvesting striped mullet this fall.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a survey of for-hire operators who work in coastal waters of the state. Charter boat, head boat and guide service operators should expect to receive the survey soon.
When it comes to saving cold-stunned sea turtles, pardon the cliché, but it really does take a village.
MOREHEAD CITY — A public hearing Wednesday night on 17 proposed shellfish leases in Carteret County waters drew very few comments – for or against – and no action was taken.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a series of information and listening sessions with stakeholders in the coming months before proposing new rules for an Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) program in North Carolina.
NOAA Fisheries updated existing analyses and reports on impacts of offshore wind development on commercial and recreational fisheries off the Atlantic coast.
MOREHEAD CITY — On Dec. 30, 1822, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law titled An Act to Prevent the Destruction of Oysters and for Other Purposes in the State that restricted oyster harvest gear and prohibited the export of North Carolina oysters to other states.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has opened a public comment period through Friday, Dec. 16 on eight draft wind energy areas off the central Atlantic coast, including North Carolina.
EMERALD ISLE — The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted 9-0 Friday to go to a public comment period soon with a temporary measure that would close the striped mullet fishery from Nov. 7 through Dec. 31 of 2023.
*Editor's note - Remainder of marine fisheries meeting continued after press deadline, so go to crolinacoastonline.com to see updates.
EMERALD ISLE — With the N.C. Marine Fisheries set to decide on two hotly debated fisheries management plan amendments – striped bass and striped mullet – later this week, the N.C. Fisheries Association has been urging its members to show up for the Emerald Isle meeting and weigh in.
MOREHEAD CITY — Coastal Carolina Riverwatch and its White Oak River waterkeeper, Riley Lewis, recently announced in a news release that a summer 2022 study of a portion of the river found no PFAS in surface waters.