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March 6, 2015 | Katie Mosher


Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-9069,
Rosemary Johnson, Hyde County, 252-926-4474,

Posted Friday, March 6, 2015

Registration open until 2 pm, Friday, March 20. Contact Rosemary Johnson at 252-926-4474 or

North Carolina Sea Grant extension specialists Scott Baker and Barry Nash will be speaking at the North Carolina Catch Summit March 24 at the Ocracoke Community Center. Sea Grant is an event sponsor.

Fish on ice in a fish market.

North Carolina Sea Grant specialists will provide an overview of the state’s commercial seafood industry and discuss how to find new markets for value-added products. Photo Vanda Lewis.

The summit, hosted this year by the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association, is titled Grow Your Seafood Business, Grow Our Seafood. It begins with a dinner on March 23.

“It has been exciting to see the positive collaborations and changes in our local seafood industry that have emerged from the previous summits. I am looking forward to seeing what new developments will come from this year’s meeting,” says Jack Thigpen, Sea Grant extension specialist.

Baker, Sea Grant fisheries specialist, will provide the latest data from the state’s commercial fishing industry.

Nash, Sea Grant seafood technology and marketing specialist, will join a panel of speakers who will discuss innovative options that are developing new seafood products and marketing possibilities.

This free event is open to those who are involved or interested in North Carolina’s seafood industry. However, registration is required. Contact Rosemary Johnson at 252-926-4474 or to sign up.

For more information, visit NC Catch’s website,, to read the news release and preview the agenda.


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