Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Autumn 2011
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Blue crabs are North Carolina's most important fishery based on pounds landed, revenue generated, and jobs provided. Allegood discusses factors influencing the crab industry, such as storms that harm the habitat and a decline in dealers and processing plants; how the crabs are processed; and where they are shipped.
Big Sweep in North Carolina is a volunteer effort started in 1987 to clean trash from beaches and waterways. The program now functions in all the state's one hundred counties and receives broad-based backing from citizens and companies like Reynolds American, Duke Power, and First Citizens Banks. This autumn the program marks its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Masonboro Island is one of ten state and federal sites within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve System that are protected for research. For over three decades Kristen Lauren Hall has been charting the island's shoreline erosion and accretion. Smith discusses how knowledge of the changing shape of the island might help coastal managers.