Fresh, Local is Preferred

July 8, 2010 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries A 2007 consumer study validated what many North Carolina coastal residents already know – fresh, wild-caught shrimp are more appealing than their frozen, imported cousins. When asked which they preferred, 60 percent…

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North Carolina Crabmeat – Handle It Safely

June 25, 2010 | Barry Nash

how to select, handle, clean and store seafood Fresh crabmeat refers to cooked meat that is picked from the crab shell. Eastern North Carolina fishermen harvest Atlantic blue crabs mainly in the summer and fall…

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Tilapia – Home Grown and Locally Available

June 10, 2010 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Tilapia is a common name for almost one hundred species of fish that originated in the Nile River in northern Africa. In the wild, tilapia inhabit warm water ponds, streams and lakes…

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Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna

May 5, 2010 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Yellowfin tuna are torpedo-shaped fish with metallic, dark-blue backs and upper sides that change from yellow to silver on the belly.  Their dorsal and anal fins are bright yellow.  Yellowfins inhabit the…

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Spotted Sea Trout

April 14, 2010 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Spotted sea trout are found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  Also know as speckled trout, the species is important to both commercial and recreational fishermen. The recent rain…

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