Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Early Summer 2003
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The Edenton National Fish Hatchery was started in 1898 on Pembroke Creek and remained there for the next sixty years, relocating to a new site half-a-mile away in 1960. The hatchery's original mission was to address declining fish populations, including the American shad and river herring. Smith discusses the hatchery's mission and methods.
The White Oak River, comprising one of North Carolina's smallest river basins, flows fifty miles, passing through several coastal counties on its journey to the sea. Powers discusses this natural treasure and the people who are working to keep it that way.
Storm water runoff is the leading cause of degraded water quality, which threatens human and aquatic life. Smith discusses the planning being done by counties, municipalities, developers, and the federal government to address this problem.
Black sea bass is considered a \"species of concern\" below Hatteras and one that is overfished above Hatteras. Henderson discusses research at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington's Center for Marine Science that seeks to help the overexploited fish.