Entries by Leslie Vegas

Grower Profile: Ryan Bethea

Ryan Bethea Oysters Carolina, Harker’s Island Ryan Bethea had never really thought about oyster mariculture until he stumbled across an article in a magazine at his parents’ house. “It all of a sudden hit home for me,” he said. “I’ve always been a real pro-North Carolina kind of person, really into the environment, and it […]

Grower Profile: Katherine McGlade

Slash Creek Oysters, Hatteras After years of working in corporate jobs, Katherine McGlade was looking for a way to work outside when she came across oyster mariculture. McGlade saw an opportunity to make a quality product in an industry that seemed underserved in North Carolina. In 2015, she started her own mariculture business in Sandy […]

2019 Oyster Summit Held in Raleigh

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) hosted the 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit on Tuesday, March 12 in Raleigh, N.C. The summit took place at the North Carolina Museum of Natural […]

Grower Profile: James Hargrove

James Hargrove Middle Sound Mariculture, Wilmington “At Middle Sound Mariculture we are applying science to grow delicious and sustainable shellfish.”   Middle Sound Mariculture has embraced the concept of North Carolina being the “Napa Valley of Oysters” by siting their family-run farms in different regions of southern N.C. This allows them to capture the unique […]

North Carolina Shellfish Initiative to launch Aug. 2

North Carolina to launch state Shellfish Initiative at public event on Aug. 2 MOREHEAD CITY — North Carolina will officially join a national effort that demonstrates the social, economic and environmental importance of shellfish at a public event at the North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) on Aug. 2 from […]