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.

Jay Stryon

Carolina Mariculture Co., Oyster Spat Monitoring Program, NC Shellfish Grower's Association
Owner, volunteer coordinator, president of North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association
910.279.4686

Mr. Styron currently manages a 6.5 acres of lease where he grows oysters, hard clams, bay scallops and Sun Ray Venus clams. He and his wife raise their oysters using floating bags and grow the clams and scallops under screens. They both work full time at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the farm on the weekends. Their plan is to grow the business and retire to farming it. Mr. Styron serves as the President of the North Carolina Shellfish Grower's Association and is the Central Coastal North Carolina volunteer coordinator for The Oyster Spat Monitoring Program.

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