Seafood for Supper
Browse delicious recipes for your favorite catch on the Mariner’s Menu blog.
Or learn more about local food in our state through the NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council.
If you're interested in even more of a NC seafood experience, check out Cooking with the Chefs at the annual NC Seafood Festival!
Don't miss the latest issue of Coastwatch magazine
We work with state officials, fishing clubs and the charter boat industry to distribute materials explaining catch-and-release techniques for a variety of recreational species, including prized highly migratory species such as billfish. Our researchers also are involved in tag-and-release research. If you snag a fish with a tag, please turn in the label.
Offshore Fishing Basics (Powerpoint)
|Top 5 Species for NC Fisheries|
The ability for anglers to get waterfront access is becoming more difficult as longtime fishing piersclose and once-popular fishing haunts are sold to private developers. Sea Grant heard about shrinking access from recreational and commercial fishermen alike when we led the state’s first Waterfront Access Study Committee (WASC) in 2006 and 2007. The final WASC report helped lead to the creation of the N.C. Waterfront Access and Marine Industry (WAMI) Fund for the purchase of coastal waterfront properties and the development of public and commercial waterfront access facilities. View WASC final report.
Photos: NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Scott Taylor