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.

Steve Murphey

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, Resource Enhancement Section
Section Chief

Mr. Murphey graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington and has over 30 years of experience in fishery and shellfish habitat enhancement programs, shellfish growing area surveys, shellfish processing inspection and program administration. He currently serves as the Section Chief for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Habitat and Enhancement Section that houses several programs that administer shellfish aquaculture leasing, oyster and fishing reef development, Coastal Habitat Protection Plan development, shellfish and SAV mapping, and assessment of fishery and shellfish habitats and development projects.

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