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UNC-TV to Feature 'North Carolina's Local Catch'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally posted on Monday, April 9, 2012
A seafood documentary, “North Carolina’s Local Catch,” will air on UNC-TV on April 19 at 10 p.m. Check out UNC-TV on Facebook for a web-exclusive preview with producer Rick Sullivan: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=799397778595.
“I had an adventure into my own state. Until filming this piece, I thought I knew all I needed to know about the fish I put on my plate,” notes producer Rick Sullivan, who chronicles various species from harvest to dealers, markets and restaurants, even to his own kitchen.
Sullivan offers insight into the communities that supply an increasing demand for local seafood. Chefs and market owners offer tips to identify the freshest selections.
Connie Mason, president of Carteret Catch, expects viewers will have a new perspective when they head to the coast or to a restaurant. "The mission of the Catch groups in North Carolina is to educate the public to ask for local seafood, to direct them to local sources including restaurants, local fish dealers and the fishermen themselves. This will keep our coastal heritage alive and vibrant and our people healthier,” she says.
The documentary program was funded by the N.C. Fishery Resource Grant Program, which is administered by Sea Grant.
##NOTE: Mark your calendars to also watch UNC-TV's "North Carolina Now" on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Barry Nash, North Carolina Sea Grant seafood technology and marketing specialist, will discuss Sea Grant's work with community-based Catch groups and other seafood education programs. Nash also will talk about the seafood documentary, “North Carolina’s Local Catch.” The interview video is available at: http://www.unctv.org/nclocalcatch.
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