Fisheries

10.17.2014

An Optimistic Outlook for Oyster Season

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Oysters

Oyster harvest season opened in North Carolina this week, and officials think it will be a good one for several reasons. More >

10.07.2014

Pelican Award: Troy Outland

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Northeast Coast, Pelican Awards

There's a working waterfront for fishermen in Manns Harbor, thanks in part to this guy's leadership. Find out why the N.C. Coastal Federation presented Troy Outland with a Pelican Award. More >

09.23.2014

A Sign of Fall: Mullet Fishing on Bogue Banks

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, Nature

Autumn officially started last night, and soon the fishermen of Salter Path will latch their dories to the old tractors and head out to the beach in search of jumping mullet. More >

09.16.2014

Our Coast: Storms, Whales and Refugees

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

A great hurricane drove the Ca'e Bankers from Shackleford Banks to Harkers Island, Salter Path and a place they called the Promise Land, but not before they took the most famous whale in N.C. history. More >

09.15.2014

Our Coast: Ca'e Bankers

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

Old photos and artifacts, like an old whale gun, tell the story of the hardy fishing families who once lived in Diamond City and the other settlements near the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. More >

09.11.2014

What's All the Noise Over Seismic Survey?

Topics: Energy, Fisheries, Outer Banks

While the debate over drilling for oil and natural gas off the N.C. coast rages on, one thing appears certain: seismic survey is starting soon. More >

09.10.2014

A Celebration of Watermen

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Northeast Coast

The annual Day at the Docks festival in Hatteras is a confirmation of the strength of community, heritage and the living traditions of the island's watermen. More >

09.08.2014

Cape Fear Request Draws Fire

Topics: Fisheries, Pollution, Southeast Coast, Water pollution

A request to reclassify a portion of the lower Cape Fear River as swamp is drawing sharp criticism from some members of the organization asking for the change because it would lower a key water-quality standard. More >

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