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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Habitat Loss or Degradation

Marine Fisheries

Physical Habitat Loss or Degradation

Physical habitat loss or degradation occurs with activities that disturb the visible structure of fish habitats.
Those activities include:

Dredging (navigation channels, marina basins)

Marinas/docks/piers

Channelization/ditching

Flow regulation/obstruction

Bottom-disturbing fishing gear

Shoreline hardening

Beach nourishment

Infrastructure

Mining operations

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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