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The Vanishing Oyster: Stocks Are Declining in North Carolina

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The state's oyster industry has declined since the start of the 20th-century, dropping from an annual harvest of two million bushels to 44,613 bushels in 1998. Over-harvesting, harvesting methods, and a natural occurring parasite are contributors to the decline. Recommendations to alleviate the oyster crisis include aquaculture, improving the quality of coastal waters, and developing disease resistant strains.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Winter 2000, p6-11, il