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Marine Fisheries - nr-50-2012 Cultch Planting

Marine Fisheries

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Release: Immediate
Date: Dec. 17, 2012
Phone: 252-726-7021
Contact: Patricia Smith

Cultch Planting Meetings Scheduled for Central
and Northern Coastal Areas

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold five public meetings in January to receive suggestions and comments on cultch planting in the central and northern coastal areas of the state.

Cultch planting is where shells and rock are placed into the waters to enhance shellfish habitat in potentially productive shellfish areas. Oysters, clams and other aquatic life are attracted to the cultch and will begin to immediately colonize the material.

The division’s Shellfish Rehabilitation Program staff constantly looks for ways to improve the program, so annual meetings are held to provide fishermen and interested parties the opportunity to give advice regarding planting sites, methods, materials and quantities.

The meetings are set for:

Jan. 3 at 6 p.m.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Central District Office
5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City

Jan. 7 at 6 p.m.
Ocracoke Watermen’s Exhibit
Community Square Dock
278 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke

Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Manteo Field Office
1021 Driftwood Drive, Manteo

Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.
Hyde County Government Center
30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter

Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.
Pamlico County Courthouse (upstairs)
202 Main Street, Bayboro

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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