After their popular introductory fisheries science course, North Carolina Sea Grant’s fisheries extension specialists Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio are launching a companion class that provides an overview of the process of North Carolina’s marine fisheries management. Confirmed speakers include Steve Murphey, director of N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.
University students and early to mid-career professionals are invited to register for a Nov. 18 workshop — one day ahead of the North Carolina Coastal Conference in Wilmington. The Coastal Society is partnering with North Carolina Sea Grant to host the next Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program.
Haley Plaas, a doctoral student in environmental science and engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conduct important new research on algal blooms as the recipient of the 2020 joint fellowship from North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership.
Rural communities already have seen the havoc that hurricane flooding can bring when septic systems overflow into nearby land and waters. A new research project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will look at potential longer-term impacts of climate change for onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Carolinas.
Teams led by North Carolina Sea Grant extension specialists are starting three new research projects, thanks to grants from the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund.