north carolina marine & estuary foundation

What We Do

Innovative Solutions

Our team is dedicated to developing and implementing cutting-edge and inventive solutions. We achieve this by partnering with the brightest coastal minds and thoroughly analyzing science-based data. Through these collaborative efforts, we create effective projects, programs, and partnerships that address long-standing fisheries issues with innovation and practicality.

Science & Research Integration

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. 

Education & Outreach

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.

Consensus-building Advocacy

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 encourages open dialogue, injecting new energy that facilitates constructive compromises, quicker problem-solving, and collective advocacy.