People Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

April 19, 2021 | Allison Fisk

A new study from North Carolina State University has found that voters and local leaders showed greater concern about plastic and other garbage in the ocean after watching kids’ presentations. North Carolina Sea Grant funded the research.

Science, Magic, and More Fill the Spring 2021 Issue of Coastwatch

March 24, 2021 | Dave Shaw

The latest edition of North Carolina Sea Grant’s award-winning publication takes a behind-the-scenes look at the seafood processing industry, explores the experiences of Black marine scientists, reveals the role that luck played in the latest breakthrough on farmed striped bass — and more.

Mollie Yacano

New Coastal Research Fellow Studies Invasive Wetland Grass

March 12, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Mollie Yacano will investigate the environmental impact of removing Phragmites, a common reed grass that invades coastal wetlands. North Carolina Sea Grant and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program sponsor the fellowship, which supports work in the state’s coastal reserve system.

Registration Open for New NC Aquaculture Gear Management and Storm Preparedness Workshop

March 9, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

This free workshop, which will take place via GoToWebinar on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, is open to all commercial N.C. Shellfish growers.

Deadline Extended for the NC Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

March 8, 2021 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2021-22 NC STEM Policy Fellowship until 5 p.m. on March 23. Graduate students will be placed into high-level state government offices focusing on policy topics related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.