From our publisher: Katherine McGlade of Slash Creek Oysters is testing a new system called FlipFarm to help scale up her business.
More than a mere seafood delicacy, oysters are key to the coastal environment, and North Carolina Oyster Month includes festivities and events that spotlight their importance to the entire state.
This year marks the project’s third and final phase for the project to revive and restore the New River, which had become nearly choked to death by wastewater pollution.
The temporary shellfish closures and swimming advisories cover from Dare County to the South Carolina line and are due to heavy rainfall and resultant polluted runoff associated with Tropical Storm Idalia.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is awarding $14.9 million to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for oyster habitat restoration and a program to encourage underrepresented university students to study marine sciences.
New and newly decorated oyster shell recycling drop-off dumpsters are now in place at three county convenience sites.
Applications for 2023 must be either postmarked or dropped off at the Division of Marine Fisheries Headquarters Office in Morehead City by the deadline.
Officials say the exhibit, “Fish Filter Food: The Human Connection,” in the works at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island focuses on a simple but important message.
Two Korea-based seafood companies are voluntarily recalling certain frozen, raw oyster products harvested in early 2022 because of potential norovirus contamination.
Registration is open for the two-day “N.C. Oyster Summit: Resilient Coasts, Future Roasts” set for May 9-10 in Raleigh.
The temporary closures are due to rainfall and resultant runoff.
Low tide exposes clusters of oysters clinging to the piles supporting the Morehead City-Beaufort high-rise bridge over the Newport River and near the Radio Island Fishing Pier. Photo: Dylan Ray
Qualified shellfish growers in North Carolina can apply for up to $50,000 for equipment or operations through a new loan program.
This year’s North Carolina Oyster Week includes activities with oyster growers and harvesters, specials at seafood restaurants and retail markets, and events with recreational outfitters, coastal conservation and education organizations, and seafood festivals.
Doctoral student Daniel Bowling will work with the North Carolina Coastal Reserve over the next two years as the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellow.
The idea is to use an unused acre at the boat ramp to build a dock and a 50-by-50-foot building with refrigerated storage for shellfish growers.