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    • New Law Addresses Abandoned Boats

      Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill Wednesday giving the Wildlife Resources Commission permission and $1 million to investigate and remove abandoned and derelict vessels.

    • DMF Asks for Red Snapper Carcasses

      N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will collect red snapper carcasses from recreational fishermen during the red snapper season and is reminding anglers about the new gear requirements for the snapper-grouper fishery.

    • Online Coastal Restoration Toolkit Launches

      Restore America’s Estuaries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched Wednesday the Coastal Restoration Toolkit to give homeowners, educators, local governments and resource managers online tools to coordinate and lead coastal restoration projects. 

    • New Hanover Begins Stormwater Program

      New Hanover County has launched its stormwater services program but is delaying for a year collection of fees because of the financial effects of COVID-19.

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    • News & Features

      • Hard-Hit Oyster Growers Ineligible For Aid

        Oyster farmers have experienced huge crop losses as a result of the pandemic, but because oysters are not considered specialty crops by the USDA, shellfish growers aren’t eligible to receive federal aid such as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

    • Science

      • Gauges Added to Improve Flood Prediction

        The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership recently funded three new gauges for the state Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network to help better predict flooding in the low-lying northeast region.

    • Our Coast

      • NC-Style Fried Fish Sandwich Is the Real Deal

        Whether takeout or made at home, a North Carolina-style fried fish sandwich puts the fast food giants’ offerings to shame, and our Liz Biro shares tips on how to do it right and where to find the best ones made to order.

      • Navy’s Ocracoke ‘Loop Shack’ Was Ineffective

        During summer 1942, the Navy built a secret underwater magnetic loop station on Ocracoke Island to detect the presence of German U-boats off the North Carolina coast, but the station made no contribution to the war effort.

    • Commentary

    • Featured Photo

      • Living Shoreline Work Underway

        Earth-moving equipment from T.D. Eure Marine Construction in Beaufort operates near a barge Monday, June 22, in the Atlantic Harbor of Refuge where a project is underway to build a 1,720-foot living shoreline to help keep dredge spoils from blocking the entrance channel to Atlantic Harbor. Photo: Dylan Ray

    • Featured Video

      • Outer Banks to Be Waves to Water Test Site

        Daniel R Simmons, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, announced in this video Friday that the last of the five-stage Waves to Water prize, a challenge to produce clean water using the power of waves, will be on the open water at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, in partnership with Coastal Studies Institute, or CSI.