- Date: March 12, 2019 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Host: NC Coastal Federation and partners
- Address: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
- Event Website
Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners on Tuesday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences for an engaging summit and evening reception on the future of oysters in North Carolina.
The summit will:
>Illustrate the remarkable progress made in the past two years to advance N.C. Oyster Blueprint and Shellfish Initiative
>Demonstrate the broad collaboration and support from a diverse group of stakeholders, including bi-partisan legislative, cabinet, gubernatorial and federal endorsement
>Build on recent successes in oyster rehabilitation and wild stock enhancement
>Highlight the importance of water quality protection and restoration to ensure continued progress in these efforts
>Explore insights into the economic development and job creation opportunities that the shellfish industry can deliver to our coastal communities while protecting and preserving our coastal natural resources.
Participants will be excited by the progress that has been made in the past few years and leaves energized to do their part in advancing the future of oysters in North Carolina. Participants will clearly understand the need for and strategy of a multipronged approach to rebuilding N.C. oyster habitat, stocks, and fisheries, smartly grow shellfish farming and improve the state’s coastal water quality and economy.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in the future of oysters in North Carolina, including elected officials, fishers, educators, oyster eaters, scientists, resource managers, shellfish growers and anyone involved in establishing public policy, research, monitoring, managing, growing and harvesting oysters in North Carolina.
Meet and mingle during a Legislative Reception immediately following the Oyster Summit from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Transfer Co. Food Hall. Join your legislators and enjoy the reception featuring North Carolina oysters and local craft brews. Transfer Co. Food Hall is nestled in the historic Moore Square Arts District, steps from Fayetteville street. Transfer Co. Food Hall aims to be the gathering place where different communities connect through food. Learn more at www.transfercofoodhall.com.