Impacts from Hurricane Florence to North Carolina wild oysters have been observed nearly coast wide. The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) oyster management dredge sampling outside of the bays in Pamlico Sound revealed large areas of completely dead or areas of low density and primarily under legal size (less than 3-inch shell length) […]
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The North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) monitored the newly created Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary in August 2018, as part of their annual monitoring effort, and again in November after Hurricane Florence. Monitoring results show that overall the number of oysters in the sanctuary increased after the storm. A bump in oyster spat was […]
A multi-stakeholder group worked together to create a shellfish mariculture plan for North Carolina in order to grow the industry in a sustainable way. Shellfish mariculture is the cultivation of oysters, clams, mussels and other bivalves in contained areas in estuarine waters. Because most bivalves are filter feeders, mariculture helps improve water quality. North Carolina has […]
Despite a trending decline in oyster populations over the last 200 years in North Carolina, the remaining reefs continue to support a multimillion-dollar commercial fishery ($4,045,444 ex-vessel value in 2016), as well as valuable recreational fisheries. However, the wild stock remains unassessed as there is insufficient data to conduct a traditional stock assessment in North […]