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FISHING THE DEEP-BLUE SEA:
New Federal Permit Required for Highly Migratory Species
Recreational anglers share the thrill of fishing for big catch and the value of big game fish conservation. Learn more about new permits required for private recreational fishing boats targeting migratory species including billfish, sharks and tunas.
FRYING PAN SHOALS:
Light Tower Evokes Bygone Era
Ann Green takes readers on a trip to the soon-to-be dismantled Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower. There, former members of the U.S. Coast Guard share memories of living on the tower and a lightship.
Smithsonian Festival Celebrates Coastal Communities
Workers and artisans from the Core and Albemarle sound regions will demonstrate their skills — from boatbuilding and decoy making to creating Down East music and seafood delicacies.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
Catch School Pride with a Ferry Ride
Riding the North Carolina coastal ferries is a summertime tradition — and one that reminds visitors of the state’s strong university traditions. Jason Talley gives the lowdown on how to ride a ferry that honors your alma mater.
N.C. Turtle Data Adding to Global Census
A Fishery Resource Grant project to track turtles in the Pamlico Sound is also providing data for a marine life census that stretches around the globe. Katie Mosher offers an update from the local and international fronts.
The Osprey: A Conservation Success Story
Nesting ospreys — also known as sea hawks — are a familiar sight along the North Carolina Coast. Ospreys mate for life and return to the same nest year after year. Pam Smith offers fun facts about the recovery of this fish-eating species.