Oyster reef restoration, aquaculture and wild harvests are among the topics for the 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit that will be held March 12 in Raleigh. North Carolina Sea Grant research and outreach projects will be among those highlighted.
A new website highlights the work of the North Carolina Local Food Council (NCLFC), a collaborative network of people across organizations and state agencies working together to improve North Carolina’s local food systems. Visit: nclocalfoodcouncil.org
Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a massive new Duke University study, with funding from North Carolina Sea Grant, could help stem these losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk, and why.
Four Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship finalists from North Carolina are serving a year in the federal, executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C. Alicia M. Cheripka, Jill Hamilton, Chrissy Hayes and William Thaxton started their placements in February.
As the 2019 class begins their placements, North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2020 Knauss fellowship until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019.
Researchers have developed a mapping tool that identifies sites for re-establishing oyster reefs that maximize their ecological benefits.