Slash Creek Oyster Farm utilizes their new flip farm gear out on oyster lease

Growing the Oyster Industry | Stories From the Coast

Oyster Growers in North Carolina look to new gear to help them expand their farms to meet a growing demand. This comes as the North Carolina Coastal Federation secures additional funding to move forward with plans for Aquculture Hub to support…

Senate Mulls Fisheries, Shellfish Overhauls | Coastal Review Online

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…

Genetic impacts of a commercial aquaculture lease

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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…

Impacts from Hurricane Florence to North Carolina wild oysters

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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…

Swan Island Hurricane Effect Synopsis

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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…

North Carolina Strategic Plan for Shellfish Mariculture: a Vision to 2030

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…

Stock Assessment on the Horizon

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…

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…