CULTCH PLANTING MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN FEB. & MARCH
MOREHEAD CITY - The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) will hold public meetings in February and March to receive suggestions and comments on cultch planting - where shells and rock are placed to enhance shellfish habitat in potentially productive shellfish areas. Oysters, clams and other aquatic life are attracted to the cultch and will begin to immediately colonize the material.
The DMFs Shellfish Rehabilitation staff constantly look for ways to improve the program, so annual meetings are held to provide fishermen and interested parties the opportunity to provide advice and input regarding planting sites, methods, materials and quantities. Previously the program only worked with oysters, but has expanded to include clams.
The meetings are on the following dates:
Monday, Feb. 19 Roanoke Island Festival Park 6 P.M.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 Swan Quarter Fire Station 6 P.M.
Swan Quarter, NC
Wednesday, Feb. 21 District Courtroom 6 P.M.
Carteret County Courthouse
Thursday, Feb. 22 Pamlico County Courthouse 6 P.M.
Monday, Feb. 26 North Topsail Beach Town Hall 6 P.M.
2008 Loggerhead Court
N. Topsail Beach, NC
Tuesday, Feb. 27 Division of Marine Fisheries 6 P.M.
127 Cardinal Drive Extended
Thursday, March 1 Town Hall 6 P.M.
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