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NC Sea Grant Offers Fisheries Management Class for Fishermen

Two fisheries specialists at North Carolina Sea Grant with over 40 years of combined experience are offering a course to the public that will explore the role of fisheries science with a focus on topics related to management. Registration is now open for Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio’s course, Introductory Fisheries Management for Fishermen.

“The course is a high-level overview of fisheries science with examples specific to our state,” Baker says. “We’re making three weekly classes available online and in person.”

Susan White, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant, says the sessions are in response to feedback about fishing stakeholders’ interests.

Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio continue to seek opportunities to engage and educate fishers and interested community members regarding commercial and recreational fishing efforts in North Carolina,” White says. “This course, developed in partnership with experts from across the state, brings the latest science and management information to the table in an approachable and applicable manner for anyone who wants to continue to expand their own role in these topics.”

Introductory Fisheries Management for Fishermen will run Tuesday nights from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Participants can attend classes at NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City or take the course as a webinar online.

The $15 course fee is the same regardless of whether registrants choose a virtual or traditional classroom setting. Enrollment is limited for both formats and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.

Find the registration link here.

For more information, contact Scott Baker: 910-962-2492,


Directions to the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

Read Baker and Mirabilio’s popular new blog, Hook, Line & Science