Category Archives: Seafood INFO

Devil Shoal Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in Ocracoke, NC Grower: Fletcher O’Neal Cultivation Method: Floating Bags SALINITY: moderately high, sweet finish SIZE: Medium CUP: moderate HINGE: strong

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VIDEO: Raw Oyster Shucking Techniques

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Core Sounder Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in Jarrett Bay (Smyrna, NC) Growers: Adam Tyler Cultivation Method: Floating Bags SALINITY: moderately high SIZE: Small/Medium CUP: moderate HINGE: strong “It was love at first bite with this oyster. Good salt, clear liquor. Excellent for … Continue reading

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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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Lionfish

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish Landed @ Hampstead, NC Catch method: speared by Albie Solana >> MORE INFO Lionfish have become the poster child for invasive species issues in the western north Atlantic region. On par with zebra mussels, snakeheads, and … Continue reading

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Stones Bay Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated near Sneads Ferry, NC Grower: Matthew & Kimberly Schwab – Hold Fast Oyster Co. Cultivation Method: bottom cages TASTING NOTES NOSE: Inviting and fresh with hints of salty seawater. BODY: Moderate brine that doesn’t overwhelm the … Continue reading

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Pamlico Bounty Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in Pamlico River, NC Growers: Robbie Mercer & Ivan Ireland Cultivation Method: Floating Cages >> VIDEO: Raw Oyster Shucking Techniques

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Fall Seafood Selection

Fall is an excellent time for NC Seafood. We see many well known favorites along with lesser known species. It’s a great time to try something new like Dogfish, Mullet or King Mackerel!

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Bell’s Reef Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in North River, NC Grower: Michael Starks Cultivation Method: Bottom Cages >> VIDEO: Raw Oyster Shucking Techniques Saltier cousin of Chadwick Creek Oysters. Chadwick Creek provides Bell’s with seed and gear. Bell’s Reef have a nice, … Continue reading

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Spadefish

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish landed @ Wanchese, NC Catch Method: Pound Net

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