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.

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems
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Dr. Turano has worked in marine and freshwater aquaculture for more than 17 years. Prior to his current position, he worked as an extension specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant, focusing on hybrid striped bass and bivalve shellfish aquaculture, as well as soft crab production in the Atlantic blue crab fishery. He has extensive experience in open water, pond, and tank-based systems. Dr. Turano earned an M.S. in mariculture from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and a Ph.D. in zoology from North Carolina State University.

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