World Oceans Day is a time to consider the threatened underwater meadows that are home to important marine species and the foundation of the coastal economy, writes Ryan Speckman, co-owner and co-founder of Locals Seafood in Raleigh.
AECs: A way for people to promote responsible development
North Carolina has a process the public can use to nominate an Area of Environmental Concern and protect the natural and cultural treasures in coastal areas that belong to everyone.
Coastal Enhanced Weathering: A promising climate solution
UNCW professor Larry Cahoon writes that a nature-based climate restoration solution that his lab is collaborating on may eventually be able to capture a billion tons or more of carbon dioxide each year while reducing ocean acidity and helping to protect coastlines.
Buying out threatened oceanfront homes is not a crazy idea
Dr. Rob Young, director of the Western Carolina University/Duke University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, compares the costs of a possible buyout of 80 highly exposed properties in Rodanthe to the costs of beach nourishment, which could be triple that amount over 15 years.
Golfing for bass — best use of a course is fishing, of course
While so many variables can make saltwater fishing especially challenging, bass fishing in golf course water hazards can bring success and satisfaction, but there are important points to consider.
Speckled trout fishing is best with a fly rod, just ask Thoreau
What fly fishing may lack in efficiency is more than made up for in the personal fulfillment of living deliberately.
‘A strange and beautiful place’: My portable paradise
The paddle from downtown Beaufort to the Rachel Carson Reserve offers “tranquility like no other” for guest columnist and N.C. Coastal Reserve Communications Specialist Jillian Daly.
March fishing fix: Answers, friends, are blowin’ in the wind
While you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, March brings conditions that require anglers to plan, lest the idiot wind blows through the buttons of your coat.
Handle boat maintenance now for peace of mind this spring
To make spring a fun and exciting time for boating, do some work now and improve your odds of avoiding big towing and repair bills later.
Cape Fear River Ghost Trees: What stories could they speak?
Guest commentary: The Cape Fear River and its historically important and scarce resources are rapidly being lost or adversely altered forever.
Surrendering to sweet black water: Exploring the Roanoke
UNC student Molly Herring shares her experiences and observations from a university trip up the North Carolina portion of the Roanoke River.
Wise lure selection can mean never being unprepared
A small assortment of lures can bring success in almost any inshore fishing situation.
Another year of reporting coastal news that matters
From the editor: Our work in 2022 and promise for the New Year.
NC’s watery world a mostly unwritten chapter of history
Marine geologist Dr. Stan Riggs, who recently received the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor, writes that society must adopt a more humble approach to live with changing coastal dynamics.
December brings solitude, action for anglers who seek it
The beauty of living and fishing in North Carolina is that there are great opportunities during the colder months with a variety of species, without the crowds.
How to respond when a kid asks, ‘Can we go fishing today?’
Often the most successful fishing trips are the ones that begin with a young person’s question, “Can we go fishing today?”