This seafood feast features historic N.C. fishing family recipes


Commercial fishing family recipes inspire North Carolina’s distinctive coastal cooking. Meet the hard-working families who carry on the state’s vital and historic commercial fishing culture while savoring a selection of dishes passed down through the generations. 

The Outer Banks Seafood Feast caps our NC Catch Summit 2023 on March 20 in Nags Head. Whether you’re someone who fishes for a living or enjoys cooking and eating fresh seafood, and seeking out the best seafood restaurants, this day of storytelling, education and deliciousness will inspire and teach you how to stand up for local seafood. Your voice matters!

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You'll dine on stewed crab, steamed shrimp, fish cakes, homemade cakes and much more at famous Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe in Nags Head. All proceeds benefit NC Catch, a volunteer organization of commercial fishers, scientists, seafood market owners and others in the seafood industry working together with consumers to make sure you have access to safe, sustainable North Carolina seafood.

During the NC Catch Summit, a free, day-long event that happens before the dinner, you'll tour one of North Carolina's last fish houses, hear the real-life stories of commercial fishing families and learn how you can help preserve North Carolina’s vital seafood industry.

REGISTER NOW: NC Catch Summit 2023

Fresh seafood is a cornerstone of North Carolina’s economy and culture. Our commercial fishing communities not only embody the rich history that has made the state a beloved destination but provide safe, healthy and sustainable seafood consumers need and deserve to live their best lives. Be part of the movement to save our local seafood.

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