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Oral History of the NC Fisheries Reform Act of 1997

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the NC Fisheries reform Act of 1997, several scientists and commercial fishing representatives joined together to provide an oral history of the act including, its passage and locals' experiences.  

The research team conducted 13 oral history interviews, created 3 podcasts, and developed a discussion guide suitable for use in classrooms and public forums.  

During the Spring 2017 term, the MCOP capstone class participated in the researchers' introduction of their podcast to elicit feedback and students had the opportunity to discuss the material with project leads.  

You can find more information on the project and the full podcast at Raising the

Coastal and Ocean Policy is a growing area of interest for policymakers, scientists, media, and the public.

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Some relevant organizations and jobs pages

Below are links to some organizations of interest for jobs, resources and activities.