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Increasing coastal development is forcing waste and water quality issues to the forefront of North Carolina’s aquaculture industries. Kathleen Angione explores the problems and pressures facing shellfish and hybrid striped bass farmers in eastern North Carolina.
- Crowding Out Shellfish
Stormwater runoff is a major pollution problem for shellfish farms, but reconciling the demands for development and healthy shellfish beds is proving difficult.
- Juggling Hybrids and Homes
As development in the coastal region pushes further into rural counties, hybrid striped bass farmers face new public pressure about releasing effluent from their ponds.
GET THE SPYGLASS:
Tall Ships on the Horizon!
This summer, Beaufort and Morehead City will fill with visitors hoping to get a glimpse — and maybe to walk the decks — of grand sailing ships. Julie Powers offers a preview of the Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006.
Shrimping is an important industry in North Carolina — but high fuel costs and low market prices have driven many shrimpers out of business. Erin Seiling introduces an N.C. Fishery Resource Grant researcher with a new way to catch shrimp that could benefit commercial and recreational shrimpers alike.
PEOPLE & PLACES:
Russian “Fish Yard” Boasts Seafood Bounty
Much like their U.S. counterparts, Russian consumers are demanding greater variety and quality in their seafood. Join Ann Green as she chronicles a visit by North Carolina Sea Grant’s Barry Nash to a seafood processor in rural Voronezh.
Hybrid Striped Bass: A New Breed
North Carolina has more hybrid striped bass farms than any other state. Joyce Taylor offers recipes to help this fish find a spot on your plate.