The state Division of Marine Fisheries’ shellfish rehabilitation program is asking for suggestions on where to locate 2021 oyster cultch plantings and will hold two meetings to review the proposed locations.
Cultch planting is placing shells and rock in specific places with the goal to enhance shellfish habitat in potentially productive shellfish areas. Oysters, clams, and other aquatic life are attracted to the cultch and begin to immediately colonize on the material.
The two online meetings to share information on proposed planting locations for next year will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.
To join the Dec. 16 meeting, log on to https://ncdenrits.webex.com/
To join the Dec. 17 meeting, log on to https://ncdenrits.webex.com/
Written and verbal suggestions must be submitted by Dec. 23.
To request specific information about 2021 cultch planting plans, for more about the online meetings, or to submit written or verbal comment, contact Jason Peters, Reef Enhancement Program Supervisor, at 252-808-8058 or email@example.com.