The federations removes a derelict vessel from Lockwood Folly River

Hurricane Marine Debris and Derelict Vessels Being Removed from Brunswick County Waters

Brunswick County, N.C. – Working with Brunswick County and state partners, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has been focusing its efforts to tackle large-scale marine debris in the county since mid-February. The project includes crews of commercial fishermen removing debris by hand, and the removal of abandoned and derelict vessels that were damaged and linger…

Results and Reflections on the 2021 Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project

WANCHESE, N.C. – The Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project led by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in January, involved 60 commercial watermen and women who worked throughout the northeast and central coasts of North Carolina. Their efforts were focused on collecting lost crab pots as part of a marine debris removal effort to improve habitat, water…

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Conservation Corps Partners with Coastal Federation to Restore Coast

OCEAN, N.C. – This spring, Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) will work alongside the North Carolina Coastal Federation to complete several restoration projects. This partnership is made possible by a generous grant from Duke Energy Foundation. “We’re pleased to support projects like this that protect and expand access to North Carolina’s natural treasures, especially as…

Fishermen collecting crab pots

Annual project cleans up waterways and employs watermen and women during a slower time of the year

WANCHESE – The North Carolina Coastal Federation is set to begin its seventh year of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project this week. Thirty-one commercial watermen along the northern and central coast will set out into the sounds to collect lost crab pots. With the help of various partners, commercial fishermen and women are hired…

Federation and State partner on large scale marine debris removal project

North Carolina Coastal Federation and North Carolina Division of Coastal Management partner on large scale marine debris and vessel removal project WILMINGTON –The N.C. Division of Coastal Management, in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, received nearly $2 million dollars in funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the…

Federation Receives Marine Debris Removal Grant from NOAA

The North Carolina Coastal Federation will be removing large-scale marine debris in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound with a grant award from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The federation will coordinate the project in partnership with Dare County and the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. The major goal of this NOAA Marine…