The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state. The new South Carolina State Documents monthly publication provides a description, author, and link to the full-text for each new agency document published in December.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Shellfish Research Section researches and monitors the status of estuarine and nearshore population of recreationally, commercially and ecologically important species of shellfish in the state waters of South Carolina. They have recently published a five year report to the Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee on the agency’s work in the development and application of expertise in the creation of “living shorelines” of oyster reefs using alternative substrates (concrete oyster castles and revitalized, concrete-coated crab traps) to protect eroding shorelines and increase the resiliency of our coastline to pressures from coastal development, increased boat traffic, sea level rise and climate change.