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Aquaculturists are charged a fee for using state-owned waters; yet dock and marina owners are not required to pay such a fee. This is about to change, however, as North Carolina is on the verge of passing a law to charge marinas for the water they occupy.
The authors address the issue of the private use of public waters, using the public trust doctrine to provide a context. The public trust doctrine determines the extent of a state's control over its public waters.
Several problems have developed in the Weyerhaeuser marina project at Chocowinity Bay. These problems mostly involve dredging and contracts for building.