Crab pots with an identifiable buoy recovered from the northeast region have been set aside for the rightful owner to claim at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Wanchese.
Annual project to remove lost fishing gear underway
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has begun its eighth year collecting lost fishing gear in sounds on the northern and central coast.
Coast Guard oversees removal of grounded shrimp trawler
The Coast Guard is working with the owner of a shrimp trawler that ran aground Dec. 7 to remove the vessel.
Coast Guard rescues four from disabled trawler near Duck
Coast Guard rescuers hoisted four fishermen Tuesday from a disabled fishing vessel.
New app catalogs marine debris, wildlife interactions
Anyone in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia can submit their observations of wildlife interacting with marine debris to the new Tangled in Trash app, which allows agencies to study possible solutions.
NCDOT collects 12M pounds of roadside litter this year
NCDOT has surpassed its 2019 record of collecting 10.5 million pounds of roadside litter statewide.
NC Sea Grant joins study on emerging contaminants
North Carolina Sea Grant is joining with Connecticut and New Hampshire Sea Grant programs to study contaminants of emerging concern in coastal and freshwater environments.
‘Shellebrate’ NC Oyster Week with cleanup, shoreline work
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting a free event to mark NC Oyster Week, Oct. 11-15.
Abandoned, derelict vessel removal work begins
A project to remove abandoned and derelict vessels got underway this week in the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.
2 beach cleanups set at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Volunteers can drop in and clean up as part of an organized effort Sept. 18 at Coquina Beach and Ocracoke Beach on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Carteret Big Sweep joins worldwide cleanup Sept. 18
Carteret Big Sweep is looking for volunteers to #ConnectAndCollect this month during Ocean Conservancy’s 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup.
1M pounds of marine debris removed from NC waters
More than 1 million pounds of marine debris has been removed from central and southeast coasts in the last year through an effort by the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
8 million pounds of roadside litter collected this year
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers collected more than 8 million pounds of roadside litter since Jan. 1.
Forum to cover latest research on microplastics on the coast
North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting July 15 a virtual forum on the latest microplastics research.
Students can inspire adults to fight marine debris: Study
A recent study suggests that students can encourage adults to be more concerned about marine debris and support policies to address the issue.
NCDOT collects 6M pounds of roadside litter this year
More than 6 million pounds of roadside litter have been collected so far this year, matching the yearly total litter collection in 2020.