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.

Steering Committee

Commercial Fisherman
Anne Deaton
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Habitat Program Manager
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries; N.C. Division of Coastal Management
Chuck Weirich
North Carolina Sea Grant
Marine Aquaculture Specialist
Carteret Community College
North Carolina State University
Director of the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences
Distinguished Professor
Carolina Mariculture Co., Oyster Spat Monitoring Program, NC Shellfish Grower's Association
Owner, volunteer coordinator, president of North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association
John Fear
North Carolina Sea Grant, Water Resources Research Institute
Deputy Director
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ken Riley
National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Conservation Division; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries Biologist
University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences
Professor of Marine Sciences
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Resource Enhancement Section
Section Chief
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Executive Director
Tom Looney
North Carolina Coastal Federation
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Senior Research Associate with UNC-Wilmington Department of Biology and Center for Marine Science
Will Best
Will Best
North Carolina Department of Commerce
JLUS Project Manager
Albemarle- Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Director, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

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