North Carolina

Runway work lends itself to reef project

October 13, 2012

It’s not every day that flying and sinking work so well together. But a runway extension project underway at Beaufort’s Michael J. Smith Field will soon benefit marine life off the state’s coast.

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People can be part of the solution as well as the problem

Jan 20, 2011

Striped bass were the focus of attention on a couple of fronts recently, and neither of them involved anglers holding up trophy fish and smiling for the camera. Cameras were used, however.

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Artificial reefs built in Charlotte area lakes

Sept 15, 2010

Volunteers are placing a series of artificial reefs in the lakes. They're hoping to create habitats that will help to keep more fish around. A couple dozen volunteers are spending a few hours of their time to ultimately help a few hundred, and maybe even a few thousand fish. The volunteers are building artificial reefs in Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, and Mountain Island Lake.

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Plans to Sink Another Reef Off Brunsco Coast

October 12, 2009

State Marine Fisheries officials are looking at plans for a proposed artificial reef off the Brunswick County coast.

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Artificial reef could go into ocean along Oak Island coast

October 8, 2009

The reef, to be made out of environmentally friendly concrete piping, is set to be created about three nautical miles offshore.

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"Nepomuk Is Down"!

June 11, 2009

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. – Divers in Carteret County spent the day Thursday creating an artificial reef off the coast that will help protect the area’s fish population and fuel the local economy.

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3 reefs will close to protect fish species

January 20, 2009

Two existing reefs and a planned artificial reef offshore have been closed to bottom fishing, while federal regulators consider closing far larger areas.

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Understanding Your CCA

October 29, 2008

This week?s guest is Jim Francesconi, Artificial Reef Coordinator, NC Division of Marine Fisheries.

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Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament Sat. Nov. 1st, 2008

October 23, 2008
Pleasure Island Online

This will be the 4th year of this unique flounder tournament. The event started as a humble tournament with misspelled sponsors names on the t-shirts and no advertising budget. At the last minute, an anonymous sponsor who gave Fish For Tomorrow a check for $2000.00.

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Museum vessel's future may be at bottom of sea

September 23, 2008 - 12:29AM

It carried U.S. Marines and sailors in the Battle of Okinawa in World War II, transported Greek sailors in the Mediterranean Sea and took a trip down the Mississippi River on its way from Omaha, Neb., to Camp Lejeune. Now, after sitting in Mile Hammock Bay for four years, Landing Ship Medium-45 may be headed to its final resting place.

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North Carolina NGOs

Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association
Contact: Debby Boyce, Chairman

Crystal Coast Artificial Reef Association

Long Bay Artificial Reef Assn.
Contact: Dale McDowell

Artificial Reef Program Web Sites