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.

Troy Alphin
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Senior Research Associate with UNC-Wilmington Department of Biology and Center for Marine Science

Mr. Alphin is a benthic ecologist and shellfish biologist who has worked on issues related to trophic dynamics and ecosystem functions of oysters. He is the lead on developing the Shellfish Aquaculture Siting tool ( He is focused on critical estuarine, beach , near shore and offshore systems. Mr. Alphin has previously been involved as a Shellfish Advisory Committee Member to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, on the Fisheries Management Plan committees, the Strategic Habitat Area assessment committee for region 1, the Board of Directors of the East Coast Shellfish Research Institute and is the Vice President of the East Coast Shellfish Research Institute.


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