About NC Catch


NC Catch, in partnership with local Catch groups, strengthens the North Carolina seafood economy through promotion and education.

NC Catch and local Catch groups work to educate consumers on the importance of buying local seafood and how to:

• support a robust seafood economy and culture
• promote commercial fishing as a sustainable profession deeply rooted in North Carolina’s heritage and deeply linked to the future
• support seafood industry economic opportunities and job growth
• identify, prepare and store seafood.

For more information on NC Catch, please contact Jimmy Johnson President, at 252-948-3952 or bluecrab101@suddenlink.net.

Visit All Our Websites

Brunswick-CatchBrunswick Catch

Brunswick County, NC  has long been known for its bountiful seafood. Our local fishermen harvest a variety of top quality seafood products…Visit Brunswick Catch website.


Carteret County Catch websiteCarteret Catch

Carteret, NC. Our county has a long history of fishing communities. Fishing is not a job, it is a way of life. It takes dedication, knowledge… Visit Carteret Catch website.


Outer Banks of North CarolinaOuter Banks Catch

Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell Counties, NC Outer Banks has a multi-generational community of commercial fishermen who earn… Visit Outer Banks Catch website.


Ocracoke Seafood website

Ocracoke Fresh

Hyde County, NC. Ocracoke Seafood Company is the only fish house on Ocracoke Island. It is a base of operations for over thirty… Visit Ocracoke Fresh website.

Our Vision and Works

CATCH programs (Outer Banks CatchOcracoke FreshCarteret Catch and Brunswick Catch) are local initiatives to educate the public on the importance of “buying local” seafood. Those reasons include increased awareness of the quality of local seafood and its health benefits, supporting local economies and the continuation of the local commercial fishing heritage that sustains local fishing communities’ sense of place and contributes to heritage tourism development.

Photo by Susan West

Photo by Susan West

Our Board Members