Commentary

  • Keep Plastics Out of Our Seafood

    With little doubt that microplastics find their way into seafood, Todd Miller of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says we should be doing everything possible to reduce the amount of plastic released into coastal waterways.

  • Temporary Rules Needed to Protect Wetlands

    Guest column: The Environmental Management Commission should enact temporary rules restoring the Department of Environmental Quality’s authority to regulate activities in wetlands that no longer require federal permits.

  • Alienation: Are You Really at Home?

    We can’t truly experience the natural world until we come to know the world in which we live. If not, we risk becoming alienated from it — commentary by Jared Lloyd.

  • What’s On the Line: Cobia

    Ling, sergeant fish, lemonfish, crab eater — otherwise known as cobia, this fish grows large in N.C. waters, with the state and world record weighing more than 116 pounds caught here.

  • On The Line: False Albacore

    One of the best places to fish for the tuna-like false albacore is off the coast of Cape Lookout says columnist Robert Michelson.