Raising Beetles – A Piece of the Puzzle to Save Hemlocks

October 29, 2019

Researchers from Western Carolina University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are partnering with organizations in western North Carolina to protect hemlock trees, the “Redwoods of the East.” The Collaboratory is supporting this project.

New North Carolina Law Supports Oyster Gold Rush

October 15, 2019

During the 2019 legislative session the N.C. General Assembly passed a law intended to support and enhance the state’s growing shellfish industry. The legislation was based on the report “North Carolina Strategic Plan for Shellfish Mariculture,” which contained numerous policy and funding recommendations to strengthen and promote the shellfish industry.

In the News: Retooled shellfish bill advances

June 6, 2019

A bill designed to grow the shellfish aquaculture industry in North Carolina received approval from a legislative committee on June 4, 2019. The bill is based on recommendations developed by an NC Policy Collaboratory and UNC Institute of Marine Sciences report.