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Fish Camp is a new part of the Next Generation Coastal Communities project funded by NC Sea Grant. Fishermen in their 20’s to 40’s are encouraged to attend a two-day gathering. While there, they will participate in networking programs, skill-building, and leadership development projects. It is believed that by helping the young fishermen develop, positive change can be made in the commercial fishing industry.
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Since the 1990s, numbers of small-business fishermen in North Carolina have dwindled. Necessary supplies such as diesel and pots have seen an increase in price, and the price of commercial fishing licenses have skyrocketed. Although community support has kept the business floating, most of the fishermen are over the age of 50, which will lead to a shortage of fishermen once they retire.
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Susan White, Executive Director at North Carolina Sea Grant, introduces the topics in the Spring 2018 catalog. She muses on the North Carolina economy, introduces new Advisory Board members and bids farewell to an exiting director, and reminds readers to continue thinking of ways for Sea Grant to continue helping North Carolina.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 2 Issue , Spring 2018, p1-3, il, por Periodical Website
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Drones have become the newest tool in order to combat large amounts of marine garbage. Not only are drones cost-effective, but they offer a bird’s eye view of the area in question, allowing for plans to be made for removal.
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With a minigrant from the North Carolina Sea Grant, tidal creeks and their impact on residents’ landscaping choices. After sending out surveys, the data was collected to help make landscaping design templates and community educational programs for coastal landscaping.
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After twenty years working for North Carolina Sea Grant, Jack Thigpen has retired from the position of extension director. During his career, Thigpen served on multiple committees nationwide, founded the N.C. Birding Trail, and was awarded the Old North State Award by the governor for his service to the state.
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The wreck of the Agnes E. Fry was located near the Cape Fear River mouth in 2016. Archaeologists experience almost zero visibility underwater in order to confirm the identity of the Civil War-era blockade runner. Three artifacts have since been pulled up and a 3D model is planned for the future.
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In 2017, a new shoal emerged off the coast of the Outer Banks. It was named Shelly Island due to the abundance of seashells found on the shore. This island existed for one year until changing currents, winds, and waves caused it to reattach itself back to Cape Point.
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Beachcombing has long been a favorite coast activity in North Carolina. During the Sea Grant Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, a beach scavenger hunt was held. Several fish species, seahorses, and eels were all found along the Corolla shore.
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