NC Sea Grant Awarded National Aquaculture Funding

August 10, 2015 |

North Carolina Sea Grant has received funding to help expand the state’s shellfish aquaculture industry. The award is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Sea Grant 2015 Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer program.

E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,
Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,

NC Coastal Federation Honors Mirabilio

July 31, 2015 | Katie Mosher

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is honoring Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant fisheries specialist, with a Pelican Award at a ceremony in New Bern tonight.

Contact Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NC Sea Grant Seeks Science Writer/Editor

July 23, 2015 | Katie Mosher

North Carolina Sea Grant is looking for a new member for its award-winning communications team. The science writer/editor will use a variety of media to share information developed through Sea Grant’s research and outreach on myriad topics related to North Carolina’s coastal ecosystems and economies. Duties include, but are not limited to, writing for Coastwatch magazine and

Contact: Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

NCSG/APNEP Joint Fellow Announced

July 20, 2015 | Rebecca Nagy

North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP, have awarded the 2015 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research to Liz Brown-Pickren. The fellowship provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina and Virginia with an opportunity to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.

Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,
John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Rip Current Research, NC State Parks, and Coastal North Carolina Featured in Coastwatch

July 20, 2015 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Summer 2015 issue of Coastwatch is now available. In this issue, read about: rip current research, North Carolina State Parks, underwater soundscapes, NC alligator population and more.

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