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Trawlers docked in Harkers Island
APNEP’s work to protect and restore North Carolina’s sounds improves the environment, human health, and the quality of life for our citizens and visitors. But did you know that APNEP also works to promote economic opportunity?
Nowhere is this philosophy more evident than APNEP’s support for North Carolina Catch.
NC Catch supports local seafood marketing initiatives throughout the state. Founded in 2012, the organization serves as an umbrella nonprofit organization for four local catch groups along the coast: Carteret Catch, Ocracoke Fresh, Brunswick Catch, and Outer Banks Catch.
Hooking the region's best video clips
In 2011 researchers from the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences tested the experimental reuse of crab pots to create new oyster habitat. The project was funded in part by a grant from APNEP.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Dare County moves ahead with plan to widen Buxton beach
8/20/14 4:08 PMDare County commissioners approved the next step toward rebuilding the beach in Buxton, but the engineer planning the project cautioned Monday that obtaining permits will be an uphill battle.
Marine Corps works with NOAA to ensure marine mammal safety
8/19/14 2:21 PMMARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - The Marine Corps is looking for approval at Cherry Point to continue training in the Pamlico Sound while considering the safety of the neighboring sea life, specifically dolphins.
Beach nourishment project is one-third complete at S-curves
8/19/14 2:18 PMThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to nourish the beach at the S-curves along Highway 12 and in north Rodanthe is now about one-third complete, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Controlled-released nitrogen important tool in 4R nutrient stewardship
8/18/14 1:24 PMAt North Carolina’s Tidewater Research Center in Plymouth, researchers are using ESN Smart Nitrogen, marketed by Agrium, as part of their nitrogen fertility work. ESN is a controlled release fertilizer that uses a flexible, polymer coating to encapsulate a nitrogen granule. The coating protects the nitrogen from loss mechanisms, releasing it when the crop needs it most.
Drilling regs up for review
8/18/14 1:17 PMMOREHEAD CITY — As the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management takes public comments on changes to its offshore oil and gas regulations, several environmental nonprofits are speaking out against offshore oil and gas exploration entirely.
Currituck: Full of romantic touches
8/18/14 1:10 PMCOROLLA | Currituck, North Carolina’s northernmost lighthouse, also is its newest — at least in terms of the traditional brick form we all know and love.
Beat the heat by catching a monster Neuse River flathead catfish
8/15/14 4:24 PMWant to beat the heat this summer and have a chance to catch a potential record fish?
Isolated wetlands, plant poaching, park speeding changes in regulatory reform measure
8/15/14 4:14 PMRALEIGH, N.C. — As lawmakers make another effort to close their summer session, House and Senate leaders plan to vote on a regulatory reform measure before leaving town.
NC's wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy
8/13/14 1:53 PMCOROLLA, N.C. — Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel-drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them.
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