2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit: Next Steps to Making N.C. the Napa Valley of Oysters
March 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries 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.
An evening legislative reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Transfer Co. Food Hall will follow.
The summit will:
- Illustrate the remarkable progress made in the past two years to advance the 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 leave energized to do their part in advancing the future of oysters in North Carolina. Participants will clearly understand the need and strategy of a multipronged approach to rebuild 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.
Regular Registration $125- closes March 5, 2019
Legislative Reception ONLY $50
Meet and mingle during a Legislative Reception Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Join your legislators and enjoy a reception featuring North Carolina oysters and local craft brews. Visit the beautiful new Transfer Co. Food Hall 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 about the newly launched Transfer Co. Food Hall here.
Summit sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Catherine Snead (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information about sponsorship opportunities.
A block of rooms has been reserved through Coastal Federation at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Capital at a special rate of $124.00/night including parking for single and double rooms. Click HERE to reserve your room.
**Please note: do not use the “book now” button, instead scroll down and select your check in and out dates for 3/11-3/13 for the agreed rate.
The room block is reserved until Feb. 18, 2019
Travel and Registration Scholarships available
Preference will be given to waterman and students wishing to attend the summit. Please contact Erin Fleckenstein (email@example.com) by Feb. 22 for more information.
Directions to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
Additional directions and parking information can be found here.
Directions to Transfer Co. Food Hall can be found here.
For more information about the summit, contact Erin Fleckenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252 473-1607.
Many thanks to our sponsors for this event
North Carolina Sea Grant
Little Environments, PLLC
Fred Adams Paving
Sandbar Oyster Company
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.