Grower Profile: Ryan Bethea

Ryan Bethea Oysters Carolina, Harker’s Island Ryan Bethea had never really thought about oyster mariculture until he stumbled across an article in a magazine at his parents’ house. “It all of a sudden hit home for me,” he said.…
Katherine McGlade, Slash Creek Oysters, Hatteras

Grower Profile: Katherine McGlade

Slash Creek Oysters, Hatteras After years of working in corporate jobs, Katherine McGlade was looking for a way to work outside when she came across oyster mariculture. McGlade saw an opportunity to make a quality product in an industry…

Senate Mulls Fisheries, Shellfish Overhauls | Coastal Review Online

Bills advanced Wednesday by Sen. Norm Sanderson would create a new shellfish leasing program and extensive changes to the state's marine fisheries oversight For the full story, refer to Coastal Review Online at the link below. Source: Senate…

Genetic impacts of a commercial aquaculture lease  

2019 Oyster Summit Held in Raleigh

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) hosted the…

Grower Profile: James Hargrove

James Hargrove Middle Sound Mariculture, Wilmington “At Middle Sound Mariculture we are applying science to grow delicious and sustainable shellfish.”   Middle Sound Mariculture has embraced the concept of North Carolina being…

Useful Links

> N.C. Aquaculture: Shellfish Lease and Franchise Program

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries administers the Shellfish Lease and Franchise Program for the purposes of shellfish cultivation, aquaculture and mariculture within the State of North Carolina.

> The Nature Conservancy North Carolina Oyster Initiatives

>  North Carolina Sea Grant Oyster Page

> North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association

> Shellfish Gardeners of North Carolina

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