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.
Anne's experience with shellfish includes working for N.C.’s Shellfish Sanitation Program, surveying shorelines for potential pollutant sources that could be causing bacterial pollution and testing water and shellfish and assisting a local shellfish grower to spawn and grow out hard clams. Those experiences taught Anne how important it is to protect our existing oyster reefs and water quality. More recently she has worked for the DMF on drafting the N.C. Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, and implementing the plan recommendations. A priority recommendation of the plan is to restore oyster habitat through creation of additional oyster sanctuaries, living shorelines that incorporate intertidal oyster reefs, and reducing sedimentation into tidal creeks. Anne also work closely with the division’s mapping program and shellfish lease program, and has participated in the regional oyster restoration planning.
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