NCBBA and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Team Up to Host Beach Clean-ups

On September 22, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts to celebrate National Public Lands Day. The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations: Coquina Beach on Bodie Island (meet park staff […] Seashore News |  Full Article

With Private Partner Aboard, Dare on Course to Build a Dredge

August 21, 2018 | Local News | By: Rob Morris | From The:

By ROB MORRIS THE OUTER BANKS VOICE Dare County has chosen a contractor for the public-private partnership that will build and operate a dredge to maintain Oregon Inlet. One of two companies to respond to the county’s request for proposals, EJE Recycling of Greenville was chosen over a Massachusetts company primarily because of its experience […] Local News |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Commissioners Sworn In

Three new members of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission were sworn in on Thursday, August 15, at a ceremony in Raleigh. NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall administered the oath, and NC Secretary of DEQ, Michael Regan, assisted with the proceedings. The three commission members were appointed by Governor Cooper and were announced on […] Fishing |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Commission Seeks Advisers

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is looking for commercial and recreational fishermen and scientists to advise it on various fisheries issues. Two regional advisory committees – Northern and Southern – and three standing advisory committees – Finfish, Habitat and Water Quality, and Shellfish/Crustacean – review matters referred to them by the commission, such as draft […] Fishing |  Full Article

Waterways Commission Tackles Hatteras Inlet, Rodanthe Harbor, and Avon Harbor at August Meeting

The Dare County Waterways Commission tackled a long list of Outer Banks projects at their August 13 meeting in Buxton, which included updates on Rodanthe Harbor, and the impending fall dredging at Hatteras Inlet. The Rodanthe Harbor, which serves as the launching point for the Rodanthe / Stumpy Point Emergency Ferry, was successfully dredged in […] Local News |  Full Article

Marine Fisheries Panel in Disarray Ahead of Quarterly Meeting

By SANDY SEMANS ROSS Just as the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission convenes on Wednesday for its quarterly meeting in Raleigh, there has been a complete turnover of the panel’s commercial fishing members. By statute, the nine-member board must include three members representing the commercial industry. Sammie Corbett and Alison Willis, both of whom have served […] Fishing |  Full Article