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…

Assessing Contribution of Aquaculture and Restoration to Wild Oyster Populations

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Impacts from Hurricane Florence to North Carolina wild oysters

Impacts from Hurricane Florence to North Carolina wild oysters have been observed nearly coast wide.  The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) oyster management dredge sampling outside of the bays in Pamlico Sound revealed large…

Swan Island Hurricane Effect Synopsis

The North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) monitored the newly created Swan Island Oyster Sanctuary in August 2018, as part of their annual monitoring effort, and again in November after Hurricane Florence. Monitoring results…

North Carolina Strategic Plan for Shellfish Mariculture: a Vision to 2030

A multi-stakeholder group worked together to create a shellfish mariculture plan for North Carolina in order to grow the industry in a sustainable way. Shellfish mariculture is the cultivation of oysters, clams, mussels and other bivalves in…

Stock Assessment on the Horizon

Despite a trending decline in oyster populations over the last 200 years in North Carolina, the remaining reefs continue to support a multimillion-dollar commercial fishery ($4,045,444 ex-vessel value in 2016), as well as valuable recreational…

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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