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Fishing still dominates most lives in the tiny Carteret County community of Cedar Island. Ann Green takes readers on an island tour — from the wide expanse of marsh at the Cedar Island Refuge to local gathering spots.
THE WHITE OAK RIVER:
An Overlooked Jewel
Those who thank the White Oak River for their livelihood and their leisure know it is a treasure — and they are working hard to keep it that way. Julie Ann Powers reveals the river’s beauty and bounty and introduces readers to the river’s “Trash Man.”
Fishing captain Carl Snow and University of North Carolina-Wilmington researchers join forces in a black sea bass aquaculture study that could eventually help the overexploited species. Cynthia Henderson explores a Fishery Resource Grant project to see how what’s good for the fish farmer can be good for the fish.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
On the Refuge Road: The National Fish Hatchery
For more than a century, the Edenton National Fish Hatchery has been the unheralded benefactor of happy anglers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Pam Smith takes readers to the place where millions of striped bass and American shad have gotten their start.
Find out about the N.C. Agromedicine Institute’s outreach effort with coastal fishing communities. And learn three basic skin cancer prevention tips before you enjoy the summer sun.
Counties, municipalities and developers are scrambling to complete plans to better manage storm water runoff — a threat to human and aquatic health. Find out how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Phase II Storm Water Program safeguards water resources.