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Sea Grant Offers N.C. Marine Fisheries Management Class for Fishermen

Update Nov. 22, 2019: This course has been canceled for 2019. Check back for updates on 2020 courses. For more information, contact Scott Baker: 910-962-2492,

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.

Registration opened today for the course, which participants can take in person or online.

“The course explores the complexities of marine fisheries management in our state,” says Baker. “A three-part class allows us to look at North Carolina’s marine fishery management past, present and future.”

Susan White, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant, says the sessions are in response to feedback about fishing stakeholders’ interests.

Scott Baker and Sara Mirabilio continue to seek opportunities to engage and educate fishers and interested community members regarding fisheries in North Carolina,” White says. “This course brings the latest policy and management information to the table in an approachable and applicable manner for anyone who wants to continue to expand their own role in these topics.”

“Introductory N.C. Marine Fisheries Management for Fishermen” will run Tuesday nights from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Participants can attend classes at NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City or take the course as a webinar online.

The $15 course fee is the same whether registrants choose a virtual or traditional classroom setting. Enrollment is limited for each format and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Scott Baker:


Directions to the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

Read Baker and Mirabilio’s popular new saltwater angler blog, Hook, Line & Science.