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right whale

Lawsuit seeks more protection for endangered right whales

By Russ Bynum, Associated Press Conservation groups filed suit Wednesday against the federal government, saying it has taken too long to act on proposals to ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

oysters

50 Million Oyster Initiative now supports 140 million oysters

By Erin Fleckestein, North Carolina Coastal Federation Good news for oysters! The North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners set out to restore 50 million oysters ... Read more

4 days ago by Contributed.

WATERFRONT MARINA

Manteo Waterfront Marina recognized with Boaters’ Choice Award

The Town of Manteo Waterfront Marina has been designated as a Boaters’ Choice Award winner on Marinas.com. Over 500 boats per year visit the protected ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

COQUINA BEACH

Coquina Beach catch

Dan Hardy of Southern Shores holds up a beautiful 25 inch-long slot drum he caught while bottom fishing with cut mullet on Coquina Beach north ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

bluefish

Commercial bluefish fishery opens without possession limit

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-6-2021 opened the commercial bluefish fishery and removes the possession limit at 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2021. The proclamation applies ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

BASNIGHT BRIDGE

Basnight Bridge named American Infrastructure magazine’s Bridge of the Year for 2020

The Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet in Dare County has been named 2020’s “Bridge of the Year” by American Infrastructure magazine. The 2.8-mile bridge opened to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

BLACK SEA BASS

Commercial black sea bass fishery harvest period, limits set

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF-5-2021 opened the Atlantic Ocean commercial black sea bass fishery north of Cape Hatteras at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Fisheries ask public to report cold stunned trout

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding the public to report any cold stunned spotted seatrout they may see in North Carolina coastal waters. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

oyster roast

Hatteras Island Oyster Roast postponed until 2022

The North Carolina Coastal Federation announced that the 2021 Hatteras Island Oyster Roast will not proceed, but the non-profit has plans to move forward with the event ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

ARTIFICIAL REEF

AR165: Artificial reef eight miles off Oregon Inlet nearing completion

In early December, about 3500 ton of concrete pipe joined two tugs and another 4000 tons of pipe that now make up artificial reef AR165. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Danielle Puleo.

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