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Five water quality swimming advisories issued in New Hanover County

Friday, September 24, 2021

Advisories against swimming were posted today at five locations in New Hanover County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards

Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board to hold listening session October 12

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board will hold a listening session on Tuesday, October 12, remotely via teleconference to discuss biogas in North Carolina communities. The public is invited to participate online or by phone. To sign up to provide comments, please email by 2 p.m. on October 12.

REMINDER: Application period for CARES Act II Fisheries Relief Program closes Oct. 1

Friday, September 17, 2021

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding those who wish to apply for assistance from the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CARES Act II) Fisheries Relief Program that they must do so by Oct. 1. The financial assistance is available to eligible commercial fishermen and marine aquaculture operators, seafood dealers and processors, and for-hire fishing operators who can document a greater than 35% revenue loss in 2020 compared to the previous five-year average due to COVID-19.

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