The Marine Fisheries Commission voted down last week shrimp management plan recommendations that faced opposition from commercial shrimpers, consumers and officials.
North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive a $121,090 grant to help with the removal of at least 20 abandoned and derelict vessels from estuaries in the northeastern part of the state.
Pine Knoll Shores Mayor Ken Jones died Thursday at the age of 61.
A Pine Knoll Shores couple was unsuccessful in their appeal of a $10,000 fine for what the town manager said was the most significant degradation of an oceanfront dune he’d seen in 12 years.
North Carolina Coastal Federation staff hosted reporters and others Thursday for a tour of the nearly completed restoration at the North River Wetlands Preserve in Carteret County.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Steve Murphey, speaking last week to a legislative committee on agricultural, natural and economic resources, said shellfish aquaculture is gaining momentum but facing challenges.