The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting a free event to mark NC Oyster Week, Oct. 11-15.
New research indicates that wild harvests have declined and cultivated oysters now represent more than half of the total economic impact of shellfish in the state.
A new project to improve water quality in Stump Sound includes a focus on community outreach about options for development that minimize polluted runoff.
A $75,000 grant from N.C. Land and Water Fund to the N.C. Coastal Federation will be used to develop a plan to maintain water quality and reduce flooding at Stump Sound in Onslow County.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners restored about 140 million oysters on 43 acres of newly created oyster reefs on the coast, nearly tripling their goal set by the 50 Million Oyster Initiative.
In the final installment of our special report on the Lower Cape Fear River Blueprint for restoring and protecting the river’s coastal area, oysters play an important role.
In the second installment of our series on the Lower Cape Fear River Blueprint, we explain the plan’s goals and strategies for protecting the river’s vulnerable natural resources.