Jack Thigpen encourages readers to join the Christmas Bird Count and find out which birds visit our coast.
Barry Nash explains how North Carolina Sea Grant and its partners help North Carolina fishermen meet the rising consumer demand for ready-to-cook, local seafood. An example is wild-caught, local shrimp that has been peeled and frozen.
Fisheries specialist Scott Baker highlights how North Carolina Sea Grant has worked to help local communities brand their seafood. These efforts had raised consumer awareness about the value of local seafood and its seasonality.
Building on the momentum from #NCSGDay2014, Sea Grant sponsored a request for proposals for research projects based around four categories identified at the event. John Fear gives an update on the process so far.
E-Ching Lee gives a sneak peek of what to expect in the Holiday 2014 issue of Coastwatch. Subscribers should expect to receive this issue around Thanksgiving.