Fran Revisited, Salt Marsh Restoration, Local Watersheds Partnership Featured in Coastwatch

September 23, 2016 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Autumn 2016 issue of Coastwatch magazine is now available. In this issue, Hurricane Fran is revisited to look at what North Carolina experts learned and what has changed in hurricane planning and response in the past two decades; read about fifth-graders at Beaufort Elementary School participating in a program to engage students in restoring salt marshes; and learn how digital story maps can share geographic data on oysters. These are just a few of the stories you’ll find in this issue.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

NC Sea Grant Offers Shellfish Aquaculture Workshop in Wilmington

September 21, 2016 | Sandra Harris

Potential and established growers can sign up for a free shellfish aquaculture workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, with a focus on oyster aquaculture, will be held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science at 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane.

Vanda Lewis, 252-222-6307,
Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,

NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Award First Joint Fellowships

September 2, 2016 | Janna Sasser

Lindsey Smart and Seth Theuerkauf are recipients of graduate research fellowships offered jointly by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant. They are doctoral candidates at North Carolina State University.

John Fear, 919-515-9104,

NC Sea Grant/APNEP 2016 Fellow to Study Seagrass Restoration

August 23, 2016 | Janna Sasser

Stacy Zhang is the recipient of the 2016 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research, awarded by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP. The one-year fellowship provides graduate students based in North Carolina or Virginia funding to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

NC Graduate Student Receives National Fellowship

August 5, 2016 | E-Ching Lee

Anna Birkenbach, a doctoral student in environmental policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries joint fellowship.

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,