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The 1997 NC Fisheries Reform Act: An Oral History Perspective

The Fisheries Reform Act is the most significant fisheries legislation in NC history. In 1994, the NC General Assembly approved a moratorium on the sale of new commercial fishing licenses and established the 19-member Fisheries Moratorium Steering Committee to oversee … Continue reading

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Festive Fish Curry

It’s the season for some wonderful holiday cooking. In our part of the world this usually means a lot of comfort foods that bathe us in cheese, cream, bacon, and meat. While this is a good thing, sometimes we crave … Continue reading

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Upcoming Book Promotion: “Gulf Stream Chronicles”

Get first-hand knowledge of the undersea world just off the Outer Banks. On Friday, October 9, at 7 pm, we host a conversation about Gulf Stream Chronicles: A Naturalist Explores Life in an Ocean River by David Lee (a former … Continue reading

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Harvestfish (Star Butterfish)

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC Catch Method: Pound Net American Harvestfish is a small fish, generally eight inches in length. The Harvestfish is also known locally by other such names as “Starbutterfish” or more simply “Butterfish.” The … Continue reading

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White Perch

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC Catch method: gill net White Perch is a small, silver and green fish common throughout brackish waters on the East Coast. In fact, they are one of the most abundant fish in … Continue reading

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Porgy / Scup

RECENT CATCH INFO: Porgy / Scup landed @ Beaufort, NC Catch method: trawl Porgy (aka Scup) is small, mild tasting fish that yields a lean, flaky fillet. In a blind tasting hosted by Sea Grant Maine, customers were given a … Continue reading

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Mish’s Jalapeno Oyster Casserole

Try this staff favorite. Brought to you from the Kitchen of our own Michelene King. Ingredients: Bread Crumbs, Shucked NC Oysters, Jalapenos, Crumbled Bacon, and Grated Cheese. Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Bake 350° for … Continue reading

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Atlantic Croaker

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC Catch Method: drop net Atlantic Croaker are small, bottom dwelling fish caught throughout North Carolina’s sounds and shorelines. A member of the Drum Family, (which includes Red Drum, Black Drum, and Sea … Continue reading

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White Grunt

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish Landed @ Surf City, NC Catch method: hook n line White Grunt may be one the more under appreciated fish swimming off our coast. A bottom dwelling fish, they are often caught when targeting favorites like … Continue reading

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Wahoo

RECENT CATCH INFO Fish Landed @ Surf City, NC Catch method: hook n line WWWAAHHOOOOO! A lone traveler, Wahoo are usually found in solitude or a small loosely connected group. A prized game fish, it is valued for its fighting … Continue reading

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