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With the success of the $3.5 million farm-raised striped bass industry, collaborative researchers at East Carolina University are turning their focus to southern flounder.
The NC Sea Grant program is using story maps to explain oyster aquaculture and oyster reef restoration due to building interest across the state. The article explains the benefits of protecting oysters and encouraging their habitat for the health of the state’s ecosystem and the potential economic benefit of harvesting oysters.
Cylindrotheca closterium is a diatom commonly found in neritic waters of the Newport River estuary in North Carolina. This study measured diatom growth rates and motility. The results have implications for using diatoms in a variety of biotechnological and commercial applications that would require industrial-scale production including abalone culture.
Trout production in western North Carolina is big business, comprising of over eighty producers plus numerous trout “fish-out” operations. North Carolina State University and other state entities are offering additional assistance in trout aquaculture and research in Haywood and Transylvania Counties.