When I bought my forty year old Boston Whaler a few years back, I renamed her Crabby. My vanity license plate is “Crabee.” "Crabby" was already taken. The only problem with these IDs is that I have to explain to folks that they have nothing what-so-ever to do with my disposition, but simply reflect my love of all things crab related, except for emptying the traps. I began crabbing as a kid with my dad along the Jersey Shore. Those were the chicken-back-tied-to-a-string days. Crabs were caught one at a time and each catch was an exciting experience, particularly for a kid. Once the crab was engrossed...Read more4 comments
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Two Hatteras Island chefs, Seth Foutz from Ketch 55 in Avon and Forrest Paddock from Café Pamlico in Buxton, compete in a cooking competition inspired by local seafood. Each chef is allowed to bring only their favorite cooking vessels/utensils, presentation plates and three of their favorite ingredients. Not until the competition starts is the secret seafood ingredient revealed to the chefs and the audience. The chefs then have one hour to select fresh produce from the Conetoe Family Life Center community gardens and prepare, cook and plate their dish for three judges.Read moreNo comments
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Copies of the presentations at the 2013 Local Catch Summit: Bringing Seafood into the Local Food Movement are now available on the Outer Banks Catch website. Presentations include “North Carolina’s Growing Local Foods Demand and Sea to Table Markets” (Debbie Hamrick and Christy Shi) and “Chef-Watermen Business Innovations (Steve Vilnit). Click here for the presentations...Read moreNo comments
From Coastwatch Holiday 2008 Issue Story by Robin Wienke Fred "Fritz" Bell and deckhands Mark Hastey and Bob Miles set out from Midway Marina in Coinjock at sunrise. Bell's boat, "Busted," is stocked with bait for a day of pulling crab pots. Heading down the channel into North River, which forms the border between Currituck and Camden counties, the three men start their rhythmic routine: hooking each red-and-green-striped buoy; pulling up the attached pot; shaking the blue crabs into the culling sink; separating them into baskets by size and sex; baiting the pot with fresh menhaden; and throwing the pot back into the water with the buoy trailing...Read moreNo comments