This is an interactive decision-support tool for the North Carolina coastline that will assist new or current growers in siting new or expanding shellfish operations by providing a simple tool to assess conditions based on existing datasets. The tool is designed to provide information to help potential shellfish growers determine site feasibility and help them identify potential risks and long-term suitability for particular areas. This project is a data visualization tool providing information on data specifically related to shellfish aquaculture including salinity, bottom type, depth soundings, shellfish growing area classifications, boat access areas, surrounding land cover and current shellfish growing operations.
NC SEA GRANT
NC Shellfish Lease Programs – NC DMF
- Chuck Weirich – NC Sea Grant