Waterfront Access Study Committee
In coastal North Carolina, working waterfronts have undergone many changes. Although traditional maritime operations are still present, numerous marine facilities are being redeveloped for residential or other uses.
North Carolina Sea Grant hosted North Carolina’s Changing Waterfronts: Coastal Access and Traditional Uses, a one-day forum on June 5, 2006, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.
Michael Voiland, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant, chaired the 21-member Waterfront Access Study Committee (WASC) authorized by the N.C. General Assembly.
Recommended by the Joint Legislative Commission on Seafood and Aquaculture (JLCSA), the WASC studied the degree of loss and potential loss of diversity of uses along the coastal shoreline of North Carolina and how these losses impact access to the public trust waters of the state.
Michael Voiland, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant, chaired the 21-member Committee authorized by the N.C. General Assembly.
The North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Committee contributed expertise and resources to WASC during its study period, from September 2006 through April 2007.
View the WASC final report to the JLCSA.