Strategically Positioned to Make a Difference

In 2017, the North Carolina Marine & Estuary Foundation was established to complete one critical mission: build world-class fisheries and thriving coastal economies. We’ve since expanded but never given up on our pursuit to unlock the full potential of our coastal waters and communities for the next generation to experience, explore, and enjoy.

Get Involved

You can be a part of the North Carolina Marine & Estuary Foundation’s efforts to ensure our coast is a great place to work, play, and live. Your support strengthens our coastal economy and inspires the community to protect and restore North Carolina’s unique fishery resources and habitats.


Your support will help fund our efforts to generate thorough research, education, and sound policy solutions.

About Us

Learn how you can support world-class coastal fisheries in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

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Have questions or like to learn more about the Foundation? We'd love to start a conversation with you!

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