The implementation of the Oyster Restoration and Protection Plan for North Carolina: A Blueprint for Action 2015-2020 (Blueprint) is overseen by a statewide Oyster Steering Committee.

The Committee Members:

  • Provide guidance and recommendations on actions necessary to adequately protect, promote and restore oysters in the state through the implementation of the Blueprint;
  • Set the agenda for regional and focus area workgroup work products;
  • Provide guidance and review of the workgroup work products;
  • Review and approve revisions to the Blueprint as it evolves;
  • Review and approve the annual State of the Oyster Report.
Title:
Commercial Fisherman
Anne Deaton
Affiliation:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Title:
Habitat Program Manager
Location:
Braxton Davis
Affiliation:
N.C. Division of Coastal Management
Title:
Director
Location:
Chris Matteo
Affiliation:
NC Shellfish Growers Association; Chadwick Creek Oysters
Dave Cerino
Affiliation:
Carteret Community College
Location:
David Eggleston
Affiliation:
North Carolina State University
Title:
Director of the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
Location:
Dr. Ami Wilbur
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title:
Director of Shellfish Reasearch Hatchery and Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Joel Fodrie
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences and Department of Marine Sciences
Title:
Assistant Professor
Location:
John Fear
Name:
Affiliation:
North Carolina Sea Grant, Water Resources Research Institute
Title:
Deputy Director
Location:
Ken Riley
Name:
Affiliation:
Marine Spatial Ecology Division; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Title:
Fisheries Biologist
Niels Lindquist
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences
Title:
Professor of Marine Sciences
Location:
Steve Murphey
Affiliation:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Title:
Director
Location:
Todd Miller
Affiliation:
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Title:
Executive Director
Location:
Tom Looney
Affiliation:
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Location:
Troy Alphin
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title:
Senior Research Associate with UNC-Wilmington Department of Biology and Center for Marine Science
Location:
Will Best
Name:
Affiliation:
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Title:
JLUS Project Manager
Location:
William (Bill) Crowell Jr.
Affiliation:
Albemarle- Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Title:
Director, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Location: