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 […]
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 […]
Bills advanced Wednesday by Sen. Norm Sanderson would create a new shellfish leasing program and extensive changes to the state’s marine fisheries oversight For the full story, refer to Coastal Review Online at the link below. Source: Senate Mulls Fisheries, Shellfish Overhauls | Coastal Review Online
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 […]
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 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 […]
The North Carolina Coastal Federation collaborates with multiple stakeholders and partners to promote oyster restoration, education, science, mariculture and sustainable harvest efforts in the state. We are the state’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. With our partners, we aim to have the North Carolina coast regarded as the “Napa Valley” of oysters. Connect with us to stay informed about upcoming oyster events, the latest news and science and oyster restoration efforts.