north carolina marine & estuary foundation

Who We Are

What started as a question from a small group of business leaders and concerned citizens has emerged as a fast-growing, innovative nonprofit that develops high-quality research, communications, and solutions with a laser focus on rebuilding North Carolina’s coastal resources.

The North Carolina Marine & Estuary Foundation was founded in 2017 with an ambitious mission: build world-class fisheries and thriving coastal economies. Since its inception, the Foundation has remained steadfast in unlocking the full potential of our coastal resources in pursuit of its vision: see North Carolina become the country’s premier fishing destination.