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PLANNING FOR WATER QUALITY:
STRATEGIES TO PROTECT THE CAPE FEAR RIVER
With headwaters stretching back to the Triad, the Cape Fear River basin includes 107 cities and towns. Pam Smith checks in on plans to protect this crucial water resource.
MENHADEN RESEARCH: ECHOES OF A FISHERY
Hydroacoustic technology developed during World War II has new life in cutting-edge research to assess menhaden stocks. Ann Green introduces the Sea Grant scientists and their work.
BEAUFORT FISHERIES: LAST MENHADEN PLANT IN STATE FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE
A Carteret County plant owner awaits word on federal fishing regulations.
FISH FARMING: AQUACULTURE OFFERS DIVERSITY
Across eastern North Carolina, tobacco and livestock farmers are turning to a new crop: premium fish. Katie Mosher looks at how aquaculture fits in the agriculture community.
A NEW BAG OF TRICKS FOR CLAM FARMERS
Keeping young clams safe is a constant challenge for shellfish growers. Cynthia Henderson Vega shares a new strategy.
FLOUNDER FOR THE FUTURE
Sea Grant researchers expect to see commercial flounder aquaculture production in just a few years.
MARITIME MORSELS: Seafood is Heart Food
Joyce Taylor explains the American Heart Association’s guidelines calling for two servings of fish per week.
Monitor 2000 Expedition: Divers Face Tough Conditions
Precision and teamwork are key factors for divers working to recover critical pieces of the sunken Monitor.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
Goose Creek State Park Home to Diverse Ecosystems
Unique marshes and wetland habitats beckon visitors to Goose Creek State Park, which will host paddling field trips this spring as part of Coastal Plain Waters 2001.