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Commission Set to Change Rules on Shrimp Trawling

July 21, 2021

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is expected to vote at its August meeting on a new amendment pertaining to shrimp trawling, but some critics say the Commission’s proposed changes…

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NCWF Weighs in on Shrimp Trawl Fishery Waste, Habitat Destruction

July 15, 2021

The North Carolina shrimp trawl fishery generates significant waste and habitat destruction, compromising the health of our coastal ecosystems. Data shows that shrimp trawls produce large amounts of bycatch and…

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Southern Flounder Season

July 6, 2021
southern flounder

North Carolina’s Southern Flounder fishery has faced overfishing for more than three decades. After heightened public pressure to make this fishery more sustainable, the new regulations for the 2021 season…

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Durham Commits to Mayor’s Monarch Pledge

June 28, 2021
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Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and the Bull City Trailblazers – a chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation – have signed the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, committing to take…

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Fisheries Feature and Action Alert: Atlantic Croaker and Spot

June 25, 2021
Atlantic croaker

Atlantic Croaker and Spot are popular and important North Carolina fisheries that are facing many challenges. Declining harvest, concerns related to stock status, and extraordinary bycatch in the North Carolina…

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NCWF Plants 120 Hickory Trees with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

June 23, 2021
NCWF and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians pose at planting event.

North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is proud of our newest partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina. Earlier this year, NCWF was introduced to David…

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At the Table for Conservation Action

June 16, 2021
Protection and Access of Public NC Lands

Being at the table is important for NCWF. That fact was underscored by a statement I overhead an elected official exclaim after we’d made a visit about conservation funding.“ If…

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NCWF Seeking Nominations of Conservation Heroes

May 25, 2021
Governors Achievement Award logo

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is accepting nominations of conservation heroes for the Governor’s Conservation Achievement awards, the highest natural resource honors given in the state. Each year, NCWF…

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NCWF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

May 12, 2021

For more than 50 years, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has provided scholarships and grants to help North Carolina students pursue their dreams of studying and working in the conservation field.…

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Positive Change Can Start With One Person

May 7, 2021

Charlotte resident, Bill Staton, used to see a man with his dog on their daily walks, picking up trash. “He never made a fuss about it; just did it,” Bill…

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