This state agency is charged with stewardship of marine and estuarine resources in coastal creeks, bays, rivers, sounds and the ocean within 3 miles of land. This state agency carries out the policies set by the nine-member Marine Fisheries Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Established in 1970, the N.C. State University Seafood Laboratory is an applied research and extension education unit of the Department of Food, BioProcessing, and Nutrition Sciences. Located in the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, the laboratory's focus is on seafood safety, value-added products, and innovative processing techniques through research, education,...more about North Carolina State University Seafood Laboratory
The Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) is an off-campus research, training and service unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its mission is to serve the state and nation by conducting high-quality basic and applied marine sciences research, by training young scientists to continue this tradition and by...more about University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences