VA - Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Meeting Set

The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee’s next meeting will include a presentation on managing marine debris and measures Virginia growers are taking to increase their oyster population.

The committee’s webinar meeting is set for 9 a.m. May 11. The public can listen to the meeting online or by phone. A link to the webinar and information on system requirements and testing is available online.

In addition to the North Carolina Marine Debris Action Plan presentation, the agenda includes a review of 2021 Coastal Habitat Protection daft sections updates, and an update on an issue paper concerning Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Protection through Improved Water Quality.

Jimmy Johnson, coastal habitats coordinator with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, told Coastal Review Online that during the meeting that Toler Nolley, founder and CEO of Oyster Co. of Virginia, or OCVA, Holdings LLC will share with the group what some people in Virginia are doing to enhance their oyster populations, new technologies being used by Virginia oyster growers as well as some new finance mechanisms that may be available in the future.

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