MOREHEAD CITY – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday that the public can now get more immediate engagement with the Division of Marine Fisheries by following its new accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The division’s new social media accounts are as follows:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCMarineFisheries.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NC_DMF.
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/NC_DMF.
The division had previously shared posts through DEQ social media accounts. The interest and engagement on the division’s posts warranted creating dedicated accounts to allow more frequent, targeted information and outreach, officials said Wednesday.
Public outreach has been a priority of Division Director Kathy Rawls since she became director in 2021, and she views social media as an essential tool in that outreach, officials said.
“So many people get their information from social media, and we need to use that platform to engage with our stakeholders,” Rawls said.
Look for posts about press releases, meeting notices, and proclamations, as well as special features on division programs and staff.