Seafood Sightings: September 27, 2012

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Get ready, get set. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries released a proclamation for hand harvest of oysters beginning on October 15, 2012 at sunrise. Check with your fish market for availability and start planning your first oyster roast of the season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service recently published the Fisheries of the United States — 2011 report. And the National Fisheries Institute has released America’s Top 10 Favorite Seafood Species. Shrimp is the number one species consumed followed by canned tuna.

The News and Observer reports on Sea Grant’s fish house inventory conducted by Barbara Garrity-Blake, a cultural anthropologist, and Barry Nash, a seafood technology and marketing specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant. Coverage of this study also ran in the Charlotte Observer and the Jacksonville Daily News.

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