fishing industry

David “Clammerhead” Cessna is Embracing Climate Change to Help Fight It

As a seventh generation commercial fisherman, David “Clammerhead” Cessna, of Smyrna, NC, speaks about how his family’s tradition led him to sustainable shellfish harvesting. At age 59, he is the co-founder of the Sandbar Oyster Company, producing job opportunities, environmental solutions and green gill oysters for Coastal NC and beyond.

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PFA Chemical Runoff & Fishing in the Cape Fear River

Theresa Cantu, a scientist at North Carolina State University, explains the findings of a study on the PFA chemical levels in striped bass in the Cape Fear.

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How a Global Pandemic Changed a Local Seafood Market

A local seafood market in Wrightsville Beach, NC had to rework their business model in the wake of Covid-19. Lambert Long, whose family owns and operates Motts Channel Seafood, tells of both the trials and triumphs the market faced.

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Hurricanes & COVID-19 Affect Seafood

Melvin Dunn, 41, is a shrimper in Beaufort, North Carolina. Dunn lost a shrimp season with Hurricane Dorian last September and now faces further impacts from COVID-19 on the seafood industry. Dunn is from the South River – a predominantly black coastal community in Beaufort, NC. With increasingly intense hurricanes affecting his catch, Dunn decided…

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