Diana Hackenburg has joined North Carolina Sea Grant as a science writer and editor. Hackenburg will share information developed through Sea Grant’s research projects and outreach partnerships with a variety of audiences through Coastwatch magazine, the Sea Grant website, social media, and other products and communications formats.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has awarded funding to a research team headed by Dr. John Whitehead of Appalachian State University and Dr. Jane Harrison from North Carolina Sea Grant to conduct a socioeconomic study of Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries. The study is intended to characterize the coastwide commercial fisheries, including bait and reduction sectors and the fishing communities they support.
Contact: Tina Berger, ASMFC, 703-842-0740
North Carolina Sea Grant’s Winter 2016 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: eastern North Carolina’s meandering waterways, NOAA’s Sentinel Site Program, a stream restoration project and more.
Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with North Carolina Sea Grant, is providing competitive funding for research in support of the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan and the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan. Applications are due April 29, 2016.
Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104, email@example.com
Researchers across the state are beginning North Carolina Sea Grant research projects, looking at topics such as shellfish and finfish aquaculture, southern flounder, algal blooms, storm surge, environmental education, coastal communities and public health.