The increasing development pressure on coastal lands and waters raises issues that involve federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances. To explore these topics, the Center has published Legal Tides, a free newsletter that examines legal and planning issues as they relate to North Carolina’s coastal area and the Atlantic Ocean. Articles present a balanced and informative analysis of issues.
- Charting the Future: What’s next for North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal law and policy efforts and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center? (Winter 2017)
- Looking to the Future of Oyster Aquaculture in North Carolina: A Comparison of Regulations among Mid-Atlantic States (Autumn 2016). References here.
- Bills Passed During the 2016 Short Session of the North Carolina General Assembly Affecting Coastal Resources Use and Conservation (Summer 2016)
- A Judicial Affirmation of the Public’s Common Law Right to Use All of North Carolina’s Dry-sand Beaches (Winter 2016)
- Potential Tort Liability For Beachfront Property Owners In North Carolina (Summer 2015)
- Perspectives on the North Carolina Commercial Fishing Industry: North Carolina Fishery Policy Series, Part 2 (Autumn 2014)
- A History of Commercial Fisheries, Regulations and Management: North Carolina Fishery Policy Series, Part 1 (Summer 2014)
- Bills Passed During the 2013 General Session of the N.C. General Assembly Affecting Coastal Resource Use and Conservation (Autumn 2013)
- Isolated Wetlands in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain in the Aftermath of SWANCC and Rapanos (Autumn 2012)
- Recent and Ongoing State Coastal Law Litigation: Balancing Public Trust and Private Property Rights (Spring/Summer 2012)
- A Trilogy of Significant Coastal Cases (Autumn 2010)
- Do Publicly Funded Beach Nourishment Projects Deprive Oceanfront Property Owners of Private Property Rights Without Just Compensation? (Fall 2009)
- Sandbags: Temporary or Permanent? The Riggings Case Study (Summer 2009)
- Offshore Wind Energy Development in North Carolina: Discussion of the Legal Framework (Spring/Summer 2008)
- Dockominiums: Exclusive rights to public trust waters and lands? (Summer/Fall 2007)
- The Rights of Oceanfront Property Owners in the 21st Century: Part III (Summer/Fall 2006)
- The Rights of Oceanfront Property Owners in the 21st Century: Part II (Summer/Fall 2005)
- The Rights of Oceanfront Property Owners in the 21st Century: Part I (Winter/Spring 2005)
NOTE: The North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center is on hiatus. For information on future Center products, fellowships and research, please contact Extension Director Frank Lopez at email@example.com or 919-515-3012.