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The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town

Filmmaker Matt Barr has spent seven years documenting the lives of the fishing community of Sneads Ferry. He shares excerpts from interviews with a crabber, shrimper and snapper grouper fisherman featured in his film.

Selling American Shrimp in the U.S. Market

Shrimp is one of the most popular seafood products in the United States, but most Americans aren’t aware that the shrimp they’re eating likely comes from ponds in Asia or South America. Kathleen Angione explores a new “Wild American Shrimp” marketing effort in southeastern and Gulf states.

Marine Parks Cater to Boaters

Ann Green highlights coastal marine industrial parks and takes readers on a tour of Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park in Carteret County. She also looks into environmental regulations for marine parks.

COSEE Institute Links Teachers and Marine Scientists

Join teachers as they explore a Bogue Banks beach — learning about marine organisms, beach properties and other marine science issues — as part of a program by the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence SouthEast.

No One Ring: Testing the Effects of Cull Rings on Crab Landings

One size does not fit all, particularly when it comes to cull rings for the state’s crab fishery. E-Ching Lee introduces a group of crabbers and biologists attempting to determine the optimum cull ring configuration for North Carolina’s crab pots.

Settling In: Baird Enjoying North Carolina

Former director of the National Sea Grant College Program, Ronald Baird is putting his knowledge and expertise to work here in North Carolina. He is now a research professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.