Meet Wicked Tuna's Southern Captains At Fishermen's Village

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Heading to the NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City?

Jack’s Waterfront Bar on the Morehead City Waterfront will be the host site for the Fourth Annual Fishermen’s Village on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the real deal with tours of a working 90’ shrimp trawler, meet and Greet with reality TV stars of the Wicked Tuna NATGEO show, games, touch tanks, mock retail market, net-hanging demos, and working commercial fishermen and families serving up authentic, Carteret Catch North Carolina seafood!

The event sponsors are Svedka Vodka, Jack’s Waterfront Bar, B&J Seafood, Beaufort Wine & Food, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority and Carteret Catch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining the livelihoods of Carteret County fishermen through public education. Other organizations supporting the event are reality TV stars Wicked Tuna Southern Captains, The Science House at CMAST, Carteret County Fishermen’s Association, Carteret County Agriculture Extension, NC Sea Grant, Big Sweep, the Plastic Ocean Project and the North Carolina Fisheries Association.

A working shrimp trawler operated by Beaufort Inlet Seafood will be docked at Jack’s so the public can experience “a day in the life of a commercial fishermen.” A tasting of fresh-boiled shrimp and other North Carolina seafood served with special sauces made with “Svedka Vodka,” one of our event sponsors.

After the event, David Murphy, the winner of the Carteret Catch Raffle, and 5 of his guests will be served a four course dinner and wine pairings, featuring Chef Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham, on the shrimp trawler. The Second Annual Fishermen’s Village will kick off the ticket sales for next year’s raffle. The winner will be drawn in August 2018. A video announcing the 2017 winner is posted on YouTube and on the Carteret Catch website.

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