Floating aquaculture cages in water

Photo by Chuck Weirich

Here are some links for those looking to get started with shellfish aquaculture. For more questions, contact Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314, chuck_weirich@ncsu.edu.

DMF Shellfish Lease Program


Contact Valerie Wunderly, 252-808-8061, valerie.wunderly@ncdenr.gov

UNCW NC Shellfish Aquaculture Siting Tool


Contact Troy Alphin, 910-962-2395, alphint@uncw.edu

USDA Farm Service Agency Programs


Contact Kay Yates, 252-637-3567, kay.yates@nc.usda.gov