Conservation of Fish and Game
A portion of works projects jobs created for the unemployed were in conservation of fish and game. Among the most important conservation projects carried out were the oyster planting project along the coast of North Carolina. Thousands of bushels of oysters were planted in areas where oysters were the main fish industry. These oyster planting projects, besides adding to the future resources in the coastal regions, provided unemployed fishermen with jobs that best suited their skills. Several fish hatcheries were constructed in other parts of the state. The fish hatchery in Yancey County served as a supply for stocking streams of a number of the mountain counties. The fish rearing pools in Cumberland County provided large numbers of trout and bass to stock streams and lakes in the eastern part of the state. Workers also built fish rearing ponds, game pens and deer corrals.
List of Images:
- Fish hatchery in Roaring Gap.
- Oyster planting in Carteret County, 1935.
- Project application for planting oysters, Brunswick Co. 1934.