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North Carolina Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is a statewide program based at North Carolina State University. They provide unbiased, science-based information through research, outreach and education programs to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of ocean and coastal resources to benefit communities, the economy and the environment.

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North Carolina Sea Grant By the Numbers (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN NORTH CAROLINA RESULTED IN*

$8.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

1200000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

210

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

17000

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

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Meet North Carolina Sea Grant Experts


Spencer Rogers

Coastal Construction and Erosion Specialist - Spencer helps private property owners, builders, designers, and governmental agencies develop hurricane-resistant construction methods, understand shoreline erosion alternatives and implement marine construction techniques.


"You never know who is going to walk in the door or call on the phone. It is highly variable and seldom boring when responding to requests from the public."

North Carolina Stories and News

Research highlight: New evidence that catch shares slow the "race to fish"

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Research highlight: New evidence that catch shares slow the "race to fish"

A new paper in the journal Nature by researchers at Duke University provides strong evidence that catch share management slows the race to fish in U.S. fisheries on average. Some counterexamples in multispecies settings motivate ongoing work.

Future of Fisheries: North Carolina Sea Grant Informs State Management Plans

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Future of Fisheries: North Carolina Sea Grant Informs State Management Plans

 

For more than a decade, North Carolina Sea Grant has worked directly with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to provide a fellowship that helps to identify management strategies for important fisheries.

 

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1315 East-West Highway | Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301.734.1066
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