Statewide N.C. Food Council Launches Website

February 18, 2019 | Danielle Costantini

A new website highlights the work of the North Carolina Local Food Council (NCLFC), a collaborative network of people across organizations and state agencies working together to improve North Carolina’s local food systems. Visit:

Study Yields New Clues to Predict Tipping Points for Marsh Survival

February 15, 2019 | Marisa Incremona

Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a massive new Duke University study, with funding from North Carolina Sea Grant, could help stem these losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk, and why.

2020 Knauss Applications Deadline Feb. 22; Current Fellows Arrive in DC

February 11, 2019 | Marisa Incremona

Four Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship finalists from North Carolina are serving a year in the federal, executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C. Alicia M. Cheripka, Jill Hamilton, Chrissy Hayes and William Thaxton started their placements in February.

As the 2019 class begins their placements, North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2020 Knauss fellowship until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019. 

New Mapping Tool Identifies Sites for Re-establishing Oyster Reefs

February 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Researchers have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits.

NC Shellfish Aquaculture Suffers Losses of Nearly $10 Million from 2018 Storms

January 24, 2019 | Marisa Incremona

Hurricanes Florence and Michael brought combined damages of nearly $10 million to North Carolina’s shellfish aquaculture industry, with significant impacts to facilities, gear and crops.