Because oysters are so important to our local waterways, universities, government agencies and public interest groups have worked hard to publish many recent studies researching oysters, their habitats and the factors that may impact their growth and survival.
View recent peer reviewed research and white and grey papers below.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation collaborates with multiple stakeholders and partners to promote oyster restoration, education, science, mariculture and sustainable harvest efforts in the state. We are the state’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. With our partners, we aim to have the North Carolina coast regarded as the “Napa Valley” of oysters. Connect with us to stay informed about upcoming oyster events, the latest news and science and oyster restoration efforts.