The sun sets on shrimp and fishing boats dock along Raccoon Creek in Oriental. Credit: NC State University

New Research Reveals Growing Economic Impact of NC Seafood

March 5, 2021 |

North Carolina’s wild-caught commercial seafood industry provides nearly $300 million to the state’s gross domestic product.

Registration Opens for 2021 NC Aquaculture Development Conference

March 3, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

Registration is now open for the 33rd Annual North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference. With virtual sessions this year, the event will bring the general public together with current and prospective fish and shellfish farmers, scientists, and experts from state and federal agencies to discuss updates and opportunities for the industry.

A powerful tornado caused severe damage to homes in the Ocean Ridge Plantation neighborhood in Brunswick County on Feb. 15. Credit: NWS

Critical Steps to Avoid Roof Damage from Tornadoes and Hurricanes

February 26, 2021 | Katie Mosher

Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant’s coastal construction and erosion specialist, has been tracking news and National Weather Service reports of the damage from the recent deadly tornado in Brunswick County. Rogers’s key message: Before starting a roofing project, ask your insurance agent if you qualify for insurance incentives.

NC Sea Grant Extends Deadline for Proposals for Community Collaborations

February 17, 2021 | Allison Fisk

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is accepting proposals now through March 5, 2021. The program brings communities and university researchers together to study high-priority environmental and economic issues in North Carolina.

Terri Kirby Hathaway reads to a group of kids.

Hathaway Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

February 4, 2021 | Katie Mosher

The recognition comes as Hathaway retires from 35 years working for the state as a marine educator.