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
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Braxton Davis
Affiliation: N.C. Division of Coastal Management
Title: Director
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Chuck Weirich
Affiliation: North Carolina Sea Grant
Title: Marine Aquaculture Specialist
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Dave Cerino
Affiliation: Carteret Community College
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David Eggleston
Affiliation: North Carolina State University
Title: Director of the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
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Affiliation: University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences
Title: Distinguished Professor
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Jay Stryon
Affiliation: Carolina Mariculture Co., Oyster Spat Monitoring Program, NC Shellfish Grower's Association
Title: Owner, volunteer coordinator, president of North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association
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John Fear
Name: John Fear
Affiliation: North Carolina Sea Grant, Water Resources Research Institute
Title: Deputy Director
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Justin Bashaw
Affiliation: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Title: Biologist
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Ken Riley
Name: Ken Riley
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
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Steve Murphey
Affiliation: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Title: Director
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Todd Miller
Affiliation: North Carolina Coastal Federation
Title: Executive Director
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Tom Looney
Affiliation: North Carolina Coastal Federation
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Troy Alphin
Affiliation: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title: Senior Research Associate with UNC-Wilmington Department of Biology and Center for Marine Science
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Will Best
Name: Will Best
Affiliation: North Carolina Department of Commerce
Title: JLUS Project Manager
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William (Bill) Crowell Jr.
Affiliation: Albemarle- Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Title: Director, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
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