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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , High Season 2003
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Finfish and shellfish need protection for the coastal habitats that they require for shelter and food. Smith describes the six coastal fisheries habitats, what threatens them, and plans the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is developing for their protection.
The blue crab industry is the state's largest commercial fishery. Henderson discusses the work being conducted by Joanne Harcke, which seeks to develop procedures for growing blue crabs in hatcheries to help replenish wild stocks. Harcke is conservation and research coordinator for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Powers discusses these fascinating collectibles, which are really seeds from tropical vines, plants, and trees. They fall from rain forests into waters that carry them into the ocean. From there the beans float hundreds of miles, taking months, sometimes years, to reach shore. Cape Lookout is a prime area for sea bean searchers.