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.

Dr. Ami Wilbur
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Director of Shellfish Reasearch Hatchery and Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Wilbur's research and teaching interests include shellfish genetics, restoration and mariculture. Dr. Wilbur has worked with a variety of shellfish for over 20 years, and her research projects have ranged from scallop restoration in Florida to the development of high through-put assays for detection of oyster parasites. As the director of the hatchery, Dr. Wilbur oversees operations, and is directing research efforts in the selective breeding of oysters, evaluation of the triploid advantage and the development of culture practices for bay scallops and sunray Venus clams.

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