Resilience is a key trait for Jimmy Morris, founder of Morris Family Shellfish Farms and the Mill Point Hatchery in the small village of Sea Level, located in Carteret County’s Down East communities.
North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and industry collaborators have joined forces on a new project to produce and deploy “spat-on-shell” to restore wild oyster populations for future harvest.
North Carolina’s commercial fisheries support local communities by providing important sources of employment, business income and food, explains Jane Harrison, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal economist. She is leading a research team for a new study to quantify economic impacts of fisheries and the related supply chains.
Plants that are indigenous to North Carolina’s coastal region not only add color and resilience, they may also add to your menu. Check in with Paul Hosier, author of the new edition of Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas, and folks in Caswell Beach for an interesting look at coastal edibles.
Headed to the beach? Keep these safety measures in mind.