North Carolina Sea Grant
News Releases

News Releases

March 9, 2015 | Sandra Harris


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Posted Monday, March 9, 2015

North Carolina Sea Grant Deputy Director John Fear is a bonus for North Carolina. His youth, exploring New Bern’s rivers and creeks, set the stage for his career in science. In the Winter 2015 issue of Coastwatch, Fear sits downs with Katie Mosher to reminisce about his past, and shares his present and future plans for the program.Coastwatch Winter 2015

Traditionally, women have had varied roles in North Carolina fishing industries, but few hold commercial fishing licenses. Susan West introduces three who are thriving after career changes.

Sea Grant is working to help restore oysters and is bringing back the North Carolina Oyster Summit. The event will explore innovative strategies for oyster restoration and habitation in North Carolina, boost oyster production, and ensure a healthy and growing coastal economy. Rhett Register provides details for the event set for March 10 and 11 in Raleigh.

Building a better oyster reef takes a team. Justin Ridge discusses a new technique for measuring the success of oyster restoration efforts.

Emily Woodward travels with fishermen and scientists who are using upcycled crab pots to create oyster reefs. Find out what she learns.

Researchers are tracking changes in North Carolina’s coastal habitats. Chuck Bangley checks in with Margaret Garner, the 2013 North Carolina Sea Grant/N.C. Coastal Reserve fellow, to learn more about her habitat classification research.

Fresh from the farm! We offer a few delicious seafood recipes using farm-raised aquaculture products from North Carolina.

Join Rebecca Nagy for a walk through one of North Carolina’s most captivating habitats — the salt marsh.

Coastwatch is the flagship publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. Many current and past Coastwatch stories can be viewed online at To request a sample copy of Coastwatch, write to Coastwatch, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605; call 919-515-9101; or send an email to


NOTE TO EDITORS: The text of stories that appear in Coastwatch may be reprinted with the following credit: Reprinted from Coastwatch, a publication of North Carolina Sea Grant. For a complimentary copy, call 919-515-9101 or send an email to

For reprint requests regarding photos in Coastwatch, contact E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast

Comments are closed.