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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Nov. 19, 2018
Phone: 252-726-7021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marine Fisheries seeks input
on 2019 oyster cultch planting season

8-point rule

 

 

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will hold five public meetings in late November and early December to receive suggestions and comments on cultch planting.

Cultch planting involves strategically placing shells and rock to enhance shellfish habitat in potentially productive shellfish areas. Oysters, clams and other aquatic life are attracted to the cultch and begin to immediately colonize on the material.

In an effort to improve the cultch planting program, the division’s Shellfish Rehabilitation staff holds annual meetings to provide interested parties the opportunity to give input on planting sites, methods, materials and quantities.

The meetings will be held at the below dates and locations.

To learn more about cultch planting and shellfish rehabilitation in North Carolina, please visit the cultch planting webpage and see an interactive map of all cultch planting sites.

For more about these upcoming meetings, contact Jason Peters, Reef Enhancement Program Supervisor, at 252-808-8058 or Jason.Peters@ncdenr.gov.

WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public meetings to receive comments on cultch planting
WHEN: Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Division of Marine Fisheries Manteo Office
1021 Driftwood Drive, Manteo
WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public meetings to receive comments on cultch planting
WHEN: Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Hyde County Government Center
30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter
WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public meetings to receive comments on cultch planting
WHEN: Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Pamlico County Courthouse
202 Main St., Bayboro
WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public meetings to receive comments on cultch planting
WHEN: Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
North Topsail Beach Town Hall
2021 Highway 172, Suite 1, Sneads Ferry
(next to Pizza Hut)
WHO: N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
WHAT: Public meetings to receive comments on cultch planting
WHEN: Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries
Central District Office
5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City

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