Atlantic Blue Crabs

September 17, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries The Atlantic blue crab is common to all North Carolina coastal waters, but the largest populations tend to live in the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds. Blue crabs are this state’s most valuable…

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The North Carolina Atlantic Blue Crab Industry

September 17, 2009 | Barry Nash

seafood traditions Our state’s Atlantic blue crab processing industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. Over forty processors operated in coastal North Carolina in 1995.  Today that number is 14. Imported crab meat from Asia and…

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North Carolina Shrimp

August 26, 2009 | Barry Nash

north carolina fisheries Shrimp is the nation’s most popular seafood and the second most economically important fishery in North Carolina.  The state’s commercial shrimp fleet is comprised primarily of small to medium-sized vessels that fish…

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