North Carolina Sea Grant has updated the popular N.C. Seafood Availability Charts. These double-side posters divide the state’s coastal regions by north and south in order to help consumers better understand what is coming to the dock and when.
“Think of it this way,” says Brendan Runde, first author of the study and a Ph.D. student at NC State. “Let’s say you tagged 1,000 fish and recaptured 100 of them for a first time. After re-releasing those 100 fish, you would only expect to recapture 10 of them a second time. But that’s not what we’re seeing.”
North Carolina Sea Grant is opening its 2022-2024 proposal process for applied research to address problems affecting coastal ecosystems, economies, and communities. The first deadline is Jan. 11, 2021. “This opportunity provides funding to tackle real-world problems,” notes Susan White, Sea Grant executive director. “We welcome proposals from researchers with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, who will bring strategies to consider coastal, marine and watershed issues important to North Carolina.”
The Knauss Fellowship program places graduate students in Washington, D.C. to work on federal policies and processes that affect ocean, coastal and Great Lakes issues.
The National Sea Grant Communicators network singled out Coastwatch magazine for recognition during a virtual celebration of the network’s biannual Excellence in Communication Award. The magazine was the sole periodical from 34 Sea Grant programs across the country that judges named among the three finalists for the award.