About Joyce Taylor
Mariner’s Menu author Joyce Taylor has served as seafood education specialist with the North Carolina State University Seafood Laboratory and North Carolina Sea Grant since 1974. She has raised awareness of local seafood through workshops across the state, with food editors, seafood markets, restaurants and consumers. Some of her blog postings will feature recipes from the resource book Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas. She will also offer new recipes and preparation tips that are in the works for the next Mariner’s Menu book.
About David Green
David Green, seafood specialist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, has served as director of the NCSU Seafood Laboratory since 1986. His areas of interests are in seafood safety, novel processing technologies and value-added product development. His program supports the efforts of North Carolina Sea Grant and the Nutrition Leaders volunteers directed by Joyce Taylor.
About Pam Morris
Pam Davis Morris is the president of the North Carolina local seafood initiative, Carteret Catch. She is a member of the Carteret County Fishermen’s Association, is a co-chairman of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission’s Central Regional Advisory Committee and is the collections manager and community resource person at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, located in Harkers Island, N.C. She gives presentations on the Carteret County, North Carolina seafood industry, performs cooking demonstrations at local events, advocates for North Carolina fishermen and provides information pertaining to the regulatory process as well as how to locate local seafood. She will post conversations with fishermen, seafood dealers, retailers and fisheries management personnel about their involvement in the North Carolina seafood industry. Pam has been involved in the North Carolina seafood industry for 25 years.
About Barry Nash
Barry Nash is a seafood technology and marketing specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, NC. He assists seafood businesses with commercializing new products, regulatory compliance, manufacturing and direct marketing. His expertise was instrumental in the development of Carteret Catch, a joint venture between Carteret County fishermen and local restaurants to generate commercial visibility for coastal North Carolina seafood. Barry will post contributions pertaining to seafood safety, the health benefits of seafood and sourcing local products along the North Carolina coast.