The North Carolina Coastal Conference returns on Nov. 7 and 8, 2022, and will take place at the McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh. The conference website will be at ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/2022-north-carolina-coastal-conference/. Check back as information is added re: registration, abstracts, or to become a conference sponsor.
Recently, a team of engineers and computer scientists at NC State University worked with key partners to create ShellCast, an online application for predicting temporary shellfish lease closures. Lease closures are issued by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries as the result of storm runoff polluting coastal waters and potentially contaminating shellfish, which can lead to illness if consumed. The project funding included North Carolina Sea Grant.
North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for a new South Atlantic Reef Fish Extension and Communication Fellowship. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2021.
As teachers and students start a new school year, they can celebrate national honors for the Watershed Wisdom lessons that focus on maintaining healthy water quality and watersheds.
North Carolina Sea Grant’s seafood consumer awareness efforts have earned a national Grand Award, top honors from the 2021 APEX Awards for Excellence in the category of Campaigns, Programs & Plans for Public Service.