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Chefs Tent Featured at NC Seafood Festival

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E-Ching Lee, 919/515-9098,

Posted Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.  See the related event posting.

Plan to attend the Cooking with the Chefs event, Oct. 1-2, as part of the North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City. North Carolina Sea Grant is a cosponsor of this event.

Chefs from the North Carolina coast will demonstrate recipes using local seafood. These chefs represent the four local seafood branding programs — Carteret CatchBrunswick CatchOcracoke Fresh and Outer Banks Catch. Also, featured this year are the 42nd Street Oyster Bar of Raleigh; Watts Grocery of Durham; and Sheri Castle, a UNC Press food writer.

Other organizations will have booths in the tent, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, FishWatch and NOAA in the Carolinas.

Overall, the N.C. Seafood Festival opens on Friday, Sept. 30, and runs through Oct. 2, with seafood, crafts, music and more.


North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast

New Community Supported Fisheries Resource


There’s a new development in the Community Supported Fisheries arena. The website links CSF programs across North America and provides resources to communities that want to start their own.

For background on the CSF concept, read North Carolina Sea Grant’s Winter 2010 Coastwatch story that documents initial research and pilots in North Carolina and the early community programs in Northeast states. A year and a half later, lists — and links to — 62 programs (and growing) in North America.

The organization’s steering committee has several partners that have worked with Sea Grant on CSF programs, including Joshua Stoll and Lisa Campbell.

Stoll is a current National Sea Grant College Program Knauss Fellow from North Carolina and co-founder of Walking Fish CSF.

Campbell is a Duke researcher. North Carolina Sea Grant funded her study of Down East Carteret County that provided the groundwork for the ongoing www.SaltwaterConnections.o​rg economic development efforts in the state.

Her research was covered in a Holiday 2010 Coastwatch article. Stoll was one of the graduate students who worked with Campbell.

This new website is separate from the Local Catch: North Carolina Seafood Availability cards. To find Sea Grant’s seasonal availability cards, visit: and search for “local catch.”