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magnificent frigatebird

The magnificent frigatebird, a rare visitor to the Outer Banks

The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) is a rare Outer Banks visitor. It feeds on squid, fish, jellyfish, hatchling turtles, young beach nesting birds and crustaceans (shrimp, crabs, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Federal report says pandemic hit seafood industry hard

The coronavirus pandemic has taken away about a third of the commercial fishing industry’s revenue, according to a federal report released January 15. The National ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.


Mariner’s Menu: An award-winning take on shrimp and grits

By Vanda Lewis, North Carolina Sea Grant This is the award-winning shrimp and grits recipe from Chef Fabian Botta of Ruddy Duck Tavern in Morehead City. He ... Read more

3 days ago by Contributed.

Oyster commercial harvest by mechanical methods shut down in Pamlico River area

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation SF-2-2021 closes the Pamlico River area in the southwestern Pamlico Sound including the Pamlico and Pungo rivers and their tributaries, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Pound net removal requirements set

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-4-2021 implements a pound net closure period for all Internal Coastal Waters except western portions of the Albemarle Sound area ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

good samaritan

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue man after vessel sinks

Coast Guard response crews and a good Samaritan rescued a man from his sunken fishing vessel near East Lake on Monday, January 18. The man ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

right whale

Lawsuit seeks more protection for endangered right whales

By Russ Bynum, Associated Press Conservation groups filed suit Wednesday against the federal government, saying it has taken too long to act on proposals to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.


50 Million Oyster Initiative now supports 140 million oysters

By Erin Fleckestein, North Carolina Coastal Federation Good news for oysters! The North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners set out to restore 50 million oysters ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Contributed.


Manteo Waterfront Marina recognized with Boaters’ Choice Award

The Town of Manteo Waterfront Marina has been designated as a Boaters’ Choice Award winner on Marinas.com. Over 500 boats per year visit the protected ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.


Coquina Beach catch

Dan Hardy of Southern Shores holds up a beautiful 25 inch-long slot drum he caught while bottom fishing with cut mullet on Coquina Beach north ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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