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Seafood Summit Set for February
Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Last updated 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to correct the list of host organizations.
North Carolina Sea Grant and Saltwater Connections, a regional economic development initiative funded by the N.C. Rural Center, are hosting the Local Catch Summit in Morehead City on Feb. 22. This meeting is designed to help community-based catch groups develop ways to use online tools to educate the public about the importance of local seafood to the local economy and in their diets.
"The summit is about using the Internet and social media to communicate to the public who the fishermen are, what they do, and the challenges and opportunities they face in making seafood available to the public," says Barry Nash, Sea Grant seafood technology and marketing specialist.
Morning presentations will discuss how the groups — Carteret Catch, Brunswick Catch, Ocracoke Fresh and Outer Banks Catch — can use online publicity tools, as well as reach new audiences and markets. In the afternoon, breakout sessions will allow participants to apply what they have learned.
Speakers include Angela Bendorf Jamison of Communicopia and Nancy Difede from Pro-Marketing Services. There also will be a presentation from a member of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Marketing Division.
For additional information, contact Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252/222-6337.
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