North Carolina Coastal Federation


Tuesday March 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT
Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

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Erin Fleckenstein
N.C. Coastal Federation


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N.C. Oyster Summit:

Promoting a Healthy Coastal Environment and Economy


March 10 & 11, 2015
Raleigh, NC

This summit is hosted by:
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
North Carolina Coastal Federation
North Carolina Sea Grant College Program

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,

Including: guest presentation by award winning author, Rowan Jacobsen, from 5:15-5:45 p.m. in the Daily Planet Theater and legislative reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m.;  and;

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

Summit Objectives:

  • Explore the economic and environmental returns on investing in N.C. oyster restoration, enhancement and production.
  • Update the Oyster Blueprint for Action to rebuild N.C.'s oyster habitat, stocks and fisheries, and improve the state's coastal water quality and economy.
  • Discuss prioritized scientific challenges to implementing successful oyster restoration strategies in N.C.
Elected officials, economic developers, fishers, educators, interested people, scientists, resource managers, and shellfish growers involved in establishing public policy, research, monitoring, managing, growing, and harvesting oysters in N.C.

Guest Speaker and Legislative Reception

Rowan Jacobsen, award-winning author of A Geography of Oysters and oyster connoisseur, will offer an energizing and lively discussion about oysters from 5:15-5:45 p.m. in the Daily Planet Theater, just prior to the Tuesday evening Legislative Reception. (read more here)


Register Now!

$45 summit registration
Regular Registration closes Feb. 27, 2015

Registration fees are payable online or via check to the “N.C. Coastal Federation”.  Registration space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  Online pre-registration is required.  There will be no onsite registration or money-handling available. After Feb. 27, 2015, registration fees are non-refundable.  Checks may be delivered to the N.C. Coastal Federation, 3609 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570.  Please designate the registrant’s name and “oyster summit” in the memo field.


2014 Oyster Workshop
The 2015 Oyster Summit builds off of previous workshops and Oyster Blueprints for Action. Please find more information about this previous work on the federation’s website by clicking here.

A map and custom directions to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences can be found here. Additional directions and parking information can be found here.

Hotel Room Block
A block of rooms has been reserved through the N.C. Coastal Federation at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Capital (320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603) at a special rate of $79.00/per night for single and double rooms. Click HERE to reserve your room. Hotel reservations must be made by Feb. 16, 2015.

For more information, contact Erin Fleckenstein at or by calling 252.473.1607.