Press Releases

Water quality swimming alert issued for sound-side site in Beaufort County

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

State recreational water quality officials today are alerting the public that initial testing at a sound-side site in Pamlico County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.

Division of Marine Fisheries accepting applications for CARES Act Fisheries Relief Program

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting applications for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fisheries Relief Program. The financial assistance is available to eligible commercial fishermen, for-hire fishing operators, seafood dealers and processors, and marine aquaculture operations with revenue losses in the spring of 2020 greater than 35% as compared to the prior 5-year average revenue.

DEQ awards $11.5 million in Coastal Storm Damage Grants

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) is awarding $11.5 million in grants to eight communities in coastal North Carolina for projects related to Hurricane Florence damage.

Water quality swimming advisory issued for sound-side site in Dare County

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Dare County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

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