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Our mission is to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.

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Soundings

A fresh take on the region's salty affairs

Shoring Up Support for Oysters in the Estuary

By: Katia Griffin-Jakymec
June 06, 2016

Oyster reefs provide a buffer for shorelines, absorbing wave energy and preventing erosion.

What is an oyster worth? Look past its sharp, hardened exterior, and many see a salty, buttery delicacy best consumed in months containing the letter "R.” But new research on restoration initiatives in North Carolina has brought to the surface many of the unique and substantial benefits oysters provide to both the ecosystem and the regional economy.

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APNEP can help get your environmental initiative off the ground, whether it is related to restoration, science, education, engagement, or policy. The first steps? Take a look at our CCMP and learn about our program, approach, and priorities. Then, contact a staff member to discuss ways that APNEP and its partners can support your efforts.

 
 

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