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.

William (Bill) Crowell Jr.
Albemarle- Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Director, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

Dr. Crowell directs the Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership. In this position he sets a strategic vision for APNEP and ensures the implementation of APNEP's Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. The 2012-2022 CCMP identifies three actions specifically targeted at restoring oyster habitats to improve water quality and other ecosystem functions they include: construct new oyster habitats; reduce the adverse impacts of harvest to existing oyster habitat; and facilitate research to improve oyster restoration technologies and methods. He is also a certified planner (AICP), a North Carolina certified environmental educator, and a fellow of N.C. Natural Resources Leadership Institute.


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