Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities. However, for three predominately African-American, rural communities near the coast, NC State researchers documented additional injustices that threaten the communities’ ability to adapt to a changing climate. Learn more from NC Sea Grant partners.
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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.