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.

David Cessna

Name: David Cessna
Affiliation: V.P. at Sandbar Oyster Company LLC., 7th Generation Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Fisherman Collaborator with UNC-IMS, Shellfish Lease holder in N.C., Founder of the environmental group - The Polluted Loon
Title: Commercial Fisherman, UNC IMS
Phone: 252.241.9557

David is a Carteret County commercial fisherman specializing in oysters and clams for 49 years. His work with oysters includes: wild harvest, operating shellfish leases, vice president at Sandbar Oyster Co. LLC., and researcher at UNC-IMS on oyster related projects in the area of Boring Sponge, substrate development, advancements in aquaculture, and oyster restoration. David was also a panel member at the 2014, and 2015 Oyster Workshops at Piver's Island, as well as a panel member and presenter at the 2015 Oyster Summit in Raleigh N.C.

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