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
Affiliation
North Carolina Sea Grant, Water Resources Research Institute
Title
Deputy Director
Location
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
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
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