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Report released discussing coastal issues

Posted by Debra Worley - email

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - A new report that reviews emerging ocean policy topics was presented to the NC Coastal Resources Commission last week.

The report includes a plan to protect beaches and inlets, identifies available sand resources, and maps ocean resources.  It also discusses emerging issues like: sand resource management, alternative energy development, and ocean management.

"It provides the (state) Coastal Resources Commission and Division of Coastal Management with a snapshot of ocean resource issues that will become increasingly important to North Carolina," said Lisa Schiavinato, Sea Grant coastal law, policy and community development specialist in a statement.

"The report will be instrumental in helping DCM and the CRC prepare for challenges we may face in managing future environmental, cultural and economic shifts along our coast," said Scott Geis, coastal and ocean policy analyst for the Division of Coastal Management in a statement.

A subcommittee for the Coastal Resources Commission will review the report and consider potential next steps in light of the recommendations.

The report is available for download from www.ncseagrant.org and www.nccoastalmanagement.net.

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