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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Spring 2010
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The 22nd North Carolina Aquaculture Development met in January to discuss different needs of different professionals and investors. There were several presentations as well as vendors promoting new products that could help fish farmers.
An overview of some of the projects being funded by Sea Grant for the next two years includes topics on healthy coastal ecosystems, hazard resilience in coastal communities, sustainable coastal development, and safe and sustainable seafood supply.
Tom Osborne and Nelson Bullock have teamed up to grow pearls in pen shells using nuclei. They have had success with this method so far and expect to open a hatchery for the animals as well so as not to deplete the natural supply.
Rocky Branch, an urban stream in Raleigh, has been restored to its former glory. Barbara Doll, a water quality specialist, has been involved in the project since its inception.
The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan is undergoing a scheduled review and update to analyze the impact the plan has had and to evaluate its effectiveness.
For those looking to do something different with the family this summer, try crabbing with the North Carolina Aquarium’s Canoeing the Salt Marsh outdoor exploration program. Crabs are much appreciated on the North Carolina coast and are easy enough to catch.