Our Coast's Food: Chicken-Necking

Topics: Coastal Culture, Fisheries, Food

A good crab boil starts with a chicken-necker. That's someone who uses a dip net, a piece of string, a fishing weight and a chicken neck to catch blue crabs. We tell you how. More >


Jennette's Pier: Fishing for Answers

Topics: Fisheries, Legislature, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks, State parks

Locals are perplexed as to why the state House wants to sell Jennette's Pier, a popular place in Nags Head for tourists, residents and school groups. More >


A Bang for the Oyster Buck

Topics: Fisheries, Oysters

Restoring oyster reefs and building marshes are good for the coastal environment and economy, bringing jobs and tax revenue to local communities, according to a recent federal study. More >


The House Budget and the Environment

Topics: Budget, Fisheries, Legislature, Outer Banks, State parks, Terminal groins

The N.C. House released its version of the state budget, which contains a few conservation surprises. More >


Coastal Sketch: Ernie Foster

Topics: Coastal Sketches, Fisheries, Northeast Coast, Outer Banks

Meet Ernie Foster, whose father launched the charter fishing industry on Hatteras Island. He represents the watermen of the Outer Banks on the N.C. Coastal Federation's Board of Directors. More >


Remembering One of Our Coastal Heroes

Topics: Central Coast, Fisheries, Stormwater

The N.C. coast lost a great friend and champion with the death of Bernice Rice of Thomas Landing in Onslow County. More >


What's Wrong With Lake Mattamuskeet?

Topics: Agriculture, Fisheries, Northeast Coast, Water Quality

The largest natural lake in the state is in trouble. Everybody who has anything to do with the lake is worried, but no one really knows what's causing the problems or how to fix them. More >


Casting New Light on Ocean Acidity

Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Fisheries, Marine Science

That's a pteropod. No bigger than a pea, it's very sensitive to acidity levels in seawater. New research conducted at the Duke Marine Lab suggests that these sea butterflies and other marine animals could be in for a tough future. More >

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