Aquarium Pier at Carolina Beach

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The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the North Carolina Aquariums are committed to working with coastal communities to improve environmental stewardship, and meet the needs for marine education and research.

In an effort to improve public beach access, increase educational opportunities, and serve as a recreational and economic community resource, DENR and the Aquariums envision educational ocean fishing piers associated with each of the North Carolina Aquariums. For NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach provides an ideal location for this type of facility. The Aquariums are committed to partnering with the Town of Carolina Beach to design, build and operate an educational ocean fishing pier, when resources become available.