NC Fisheries Reform Act, Total Solar Eclipse, Scenic Byway Featured in Coastwatch

July 18, 2017 | Sandra Harris

The Summer 2017 issue of Coastwatch magazine is now available. In this issue read about: the history of the 1997 Fisheries Reform Act; reproduction in the sea; Space Grant eclipse events in N.C.; folks and sights on the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway; and more.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Registration Extended for Aug. 12 Shellfish Farming Workshop

July 14, 2017 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant is offering a shellfish farming workshop at the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. To attend, register by Aug. 11.

Contact: Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,

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Media Advisory: Rip Currents Safety for 2017 Beach Season

June 22, 2017 | Sandra Harris

Here are some resources to keep beachgoers safe this summer, including beach updates from the National Weather Service and rip current survival tips.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Coastal Communities, Accessible Coast, 100-Year Flood Featured in Coastwatch

April 10, 2017 | Sandra Harris

The Spring 2017 issue of Coastwatch magazine is now available. In this issue read about: North Carolina’s Coastal Conference and North Carolina Sea Grant’s continuous work to build stronger, more resilient coastal communities; the N.C Museum of Natural Sciences leading the way in making science exploration accessible for those with sight or hearing impairments; ACCESS North Carolina, a vacation and travel guide for people with accessibility needs; defining the 100-year flood; and more.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Recollections, Coastal Research, Matthew’s Recovery Featured in Coastwatch

March 22, 2017 | Sandra Harris

The Winter 2017 issue of Coastwatch magazine is now available. In this issue, join North Carolina Sea Grant as we look back on four decades of our award-winning magazine; take a peek into coastal North Carolina research projects funded by Sea Grant and its partners; catch up with former N.C. Marine Fisheries Fellows conducting research from the continental shelf of Florida to the lakes of Oregon; and more.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,