Shellfish Aquaculture, Southern Flounder and Carolina Bays Featured in Coastwatch

September 8, 2015 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Autumn 2015 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: two Sea Grant-funded efforts to expand shellfish aquaculture in North Carolina; using observers to keep the southern flounder fishery open; coverage of shark bites on North Carolina’s coast this summer; significance of Carolina bays to our coastal world; and more.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science, NC Sea Grant Partner on Community Collaborative Research

September 3, 2015 | Katie Mosher

The William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at NC State University will partner with North Carolina Sea Grant on a new research program focusing on community collaborations.

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NC Sea Grant Welcomes Economist Jane Harrison

August 24, 2015 |

Jane Harrison recently joined North Carolina Sea Grant as a coastal economist. She will apply economic analysis and other social science methods to meet the needs of North Carolina’s coastal residents and other stakeholders.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Upcoming Shellfish Aquaculture Meeting Highlights USDA Programs

August 12, 2015 |

North Carolina shellfish producers are invited to learn more about U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency programs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The event will be held in Room 305 in NC State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City.

Contact: Vanda Lewis, 252-222-6307,

Edenton Hydrilla Update Set for Aug. 22

August 11, 2015 | Katie Mosher

Citizens are invited to an information session in Edenton about Hydrilla verticillata. The meeting is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the Chowan County Agriculture Building at 730 N. Granville Street in Edenton.

Contact: Gloria Putnam, 919-513-0117,