Table of Contents
Barrier Island Buffers:
- Network Focuses on Stabilizing Ecosystems
Sea Grant researcher William Smith leads a group exploring better ways to manage vulnerable barrier islands despite continued development and urbanization.
- Bald Head Forest Anchors the Island
Ann Green takes readers on a tour of a North Carolina Coastal Reserve with stately trees and vast canopies.
Keeping Local Seafood Afloat:
Workshop Explores Consumer Trends And Marketing Strategies
Seafood consumption may be on the rise, but many local fishers and seafood dealers are struggling to stay afloat against a tide of imports. Kathleen Angione attends a workshop that highlights new marketing strategies for local seafood.
Take a Crab to Lunch or Dinner
Crab pots are an iconic symbol along the North Carolina coast. Succulent blue crab meat is found at family reunions and fancy restaurants. Enjoy recipes — and tips for picking your own crabs.
Lionfish: Where Are They Now?
Colorful red lionfish are native to Pacific waters. Anne Wheatly checks in with scientists monitoring this exotic species that is increasingly found off the North Carolina coast.
New Coastal Research Projects Begin
NCSG Receives 2008-09 Federal Funding
North Carolina Sea Grant announces a new group of research projects on important coastal topics.
HONORS & AWARDS:
Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards
Sea Grant, Phytofmders J&B Aquafood Honored
Enjoy comments by T. Edward Nickens as he presented state honors earlier this year.