Please stop by  local business at Hwy 17 and Hwy 210 West for Oyster shells recycling trailer outside. For more information please call  (910)270 6704 Hampstead Annex.


Oysters are valuable and important to North Carolina for many reasons. However, the oyster population is now a remnant of what it once was. Efforts have been in place for several decades to build back and enhance the oyster population for the variety of benefits they provide. This has been a collaborative effort undertaken by a diverse group of partners that includes: the state, non profits, oyster growers and harvesters, universities, legislators and other concerned oyster enthusiasts. This group is known as the N.C. Oyster Steering Committee and has been guided by a strategic plan called the N.C. Oyster Blueprint (for more information on these efforts visit
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