The public can attend the 6 p.m. meeting in-person at the Hyde County Government Center in Swan Quarter or online.
College aquaculture lab turns nursery as octopus eggs hatch
The aquaculture program at Carteret Community College recently welcomed tens of thousands of tiny, wiggly bundles of joy, an unusual success — so far.
Comment period opens for draft National Seafood Strategy
A 30-day period for public review and comment opened Tuesday for the plan to increase seafood consumption and support and make the industry more resilient.
CRC to discuss shellfish farmers’ floating structures rules
The Coastal Resources Commission meets Nov. 17 in Beaufort.
Tools, partnerships aim to help shellfish growers adapt
Climate change is affecting aquaculture, but state and federal agencies are developing new tools for farmers.
Stewardship, consumer support keys to sustainable seafood
Advocates say attaining and maintaining sustainability in the seafood industry means recognizing and balancing the ways society, culture, economy and ecology are all interconnected.
Growers will need approval to build floating structures
The Coastal Resources Commission will require shellfish farmers to go through the variance process to build floating structures in their lease areas.
Coastal commission to discuss imperiled beach houses
Proposed action would include new rules for septic tank siting and repairs on ocean beaches.
NC Aquarium ‘Future Waters’ exhibit to feature aquaculture
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant for the conservation-themed exhibit that is to also include sustainable fisheries and coral propagation.
Brutal season for farmed oyster mortality along NC coast
Summer mortality in oysters is nothing new, but growers and researchers say widespread die-offs already this year have been especially severe.
Bill would fund efforts to support growing shellfish industry
The measure introduced Thursday in the N.C. General Assembly would provide $8.5 million in funding for coastal water quality and oyster habitat restoration projects.
Sustainable aquaculture may hinge on research, education
In an industry that’s constantly evolving and a climate that’s also changing, environmental monitoring, science and training appear to be key to the future of oyster farming and other forms of aquaculture.
Growing aquaculture industry faces climate challenges
Aquaculture has the potential to help the world adapt to a changing climate, but warming ocean temperatures, storms and landscape changes could force the industry to adapt as well.
New tool can forecast shellfish growing area closures
ShellCast is a new online application funded by North Carolina Sea Grant created to predict temporary shellfish lease closures.
All Blue Week aims to hook Wilmington on a blue economy
The Nov. 2-6 slate of events includes seminars, tours and discussions focused on the economic growth related to ocean resources in the Wilmington area.
It’s Oyster Week in North Carolina
Oct. 11-15 is North Carolina Oyster Week this year and organizers, North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, say the “shellebration” includes a series of in-person and virtual oyster-related events along the coast and in the Triangle.