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.
Summer mortality in oysters is nothing new, but growers and researchers say widespread die-offs already this year have been especially severe.
The Coastal Environmental Partnership is working with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to add drop-off sites for oyster shells in Craven and Pamlico counties
The measure introduced Thursday in the N.C. General Assembly would provide $8.5 million in funding for coastal water quality and oyster habitat restoration projects.
Archaeological examinations of middens published this week show that Native Americans and Australians were successful at sustainably harvesting shellfish over thousands of years.
ShellCast is a new online application funded by North Carolina Sea Grant created to predict temporary shellfish lease closures.
Guest commentary: North Carolina’s collaborative shellfish strategy includes public education efforts showcasing how oysters can be a catalyst for a resilient future, where people and ecosystems thrive.
Brunswick County now offers five locations for residents, businesses and restaurants to drop-off oyster shells to be used in restoration projects.
St. James recently took the unusual step of creating an endowment for University of North Carolina Wilmington research and work related to the Brunswick County town’s living shorelines, but townsfolk here have long recognized the power of the mighty oyster.
Harvesting oysters by hand methods from public bottom opens at sunrise Friday, coinciding with North Carolina Oyster Week this week.
Oct. 11-15 is North Carolina Oyster Week this year and organizers, North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, say the “shellebration” includes a series of in-person and virtual oyster-related events along the coast and in the Triangle.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation reminds the public that numerous collections sites are available along the coast for oyster shell recycling for use in habitat restoration.
The North Carolina Seafood Festival and the North Carolina Coastal Federation are teaming up to offer a wine and oyster tasting Oct. 1 in downtown Morehead City.