This directory provides contact information for the people, agencies and organizations that are involved in research, education, leasing, growing, restoration and management of oysters in North Carolina.

Commercial Fisherman

Mr. Tyler is a commercial fisherman from Smyrna, N.C. Tyler participates in multiple fisheries, including shellfish, harvesting primarily oysters from public waters and his own bottom leases. He is active in the fishing community promoting sound practices and works with fisheries managers to ensure that management of North Carolina’s fisheries are based on sound, defensible science. Mr. Tyler has collaborated with multiple faculty members, students and staff at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences on projects seeking to better understand the ecology of oysters in North Carolina waters and to use this knowledge to improve cultivation, rehabilitation and restoration practices. He presently serves on the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Oyster and Hard Clam Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.

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