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.

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 | Julie Leibach

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.