north carolina marine & estuary foundation

What We Do

Our Focal Areas

Education & Advocacy

Our team proactively engages with all stakeholders to raise awareness and develop a comprehensive understanding of coastal fisheries issues. By fostering open communication channels, we empower a growing network of partners dedicated to making North Carolina the premier fishing destination in the country.

Science & Research

We package the most up-to-date scientific data and research, effectively equipping policymakers and the public with high-quality information to make informed decisions in the best interest of our coastal resources. By simplifying complex fisheries issues, we bridge the gap between science and management. 

Collaboration & Innovation

We are determined to disrupt the status quo of conflict within North Carolina’s coastal fisheries arena. To achieve this, the Foundation breaks down barriers and empowers an open dialogue among stakeholders, injecting new energy that facilitates quicker decision-making and problem-solving.