North Carolina Sea Grant provides a wide range of information to help the public understand the complex interaction between people and coastal resources. We publish several magazines and newsletters regularly.

Search our publications on a wide variety of topics. In addition, many of our documents are available from the National Sea Grant Library Database.

Recurring Publications

Coastwatch Magazine

North Carolina Sea Grant publishes this award-winning, full-color magazine four times a year. Articles highlight the latest in coastal science and technology, coastal communities, and coastal heritage through compelling articles and captivating photography.

Scotch Bonnet

Scotch Bonnet is an online publication for teachers and nonformal educators, written by marine education specialist Terri Kirby Hathaway. To subscribe to the Scotch Bonnet listserv be notified when there is a new issue, contact Hathaway at or 252-475-5486.

Other Publications

For past issues of former newsletters, including Legal Tides, Tidelines, Marine Extension News and Waterwise, contact Katie Mosher at or 919-515-9069.


North Carolina Sea Grant maintains several blogs:

Coastwatch Currents

Find out what members of North Carolina’s staff are doing on the Coastwatch Currents blog. A rotating roster of contributors will give readers a glimpse into different aspects of our work.

Mariner’s Menu

The Mariner’s Menu blog, based on Joyce Taylor’s popular book of the same name, offers consumers a new way to get seafood recipes, learn about local fisheries and traditions, and stay up to date on safety, handling and preparation tips.

Hook, Line & Science

Hook, Line and Science is a great blog for North Carolina saltwater anglers. We summarize recent research that may impact anglers in our state and  cover a bunch of different topics, but we’ll focus on themes that, according to a recent survey, are of highest interest to N.C. anglers.