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.

John Fear
North Carolina Sea Grant, Water Resources Research Institute
Deputy Director

John Fear is currently the Deputy Director of North Carolina Sea Grant (NCSG) and the Water Resources Research Institute.  NCSG has high interest in helping the North Carolina oyster population bounce back from historic lows.  This interest stems from an ecosystem perspective as well as a safe and sustainable seafood supply perspective.  Prior to Sea Grant, Fear worked with the Division of Coastal Management's Coastal Reserve program and worked directly with several oyster based living shoreline projects and oyster reef restoration projects.


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