7th Annual NC Catch Summit Recap


Thank you everyone who attended our 7th Annual NC Catch Summit in Southport, NC! A special thanks to Brunswick Catch and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension for all of their hard work to plan this wonderful event. 


Our first day started with two tours; Net to Napkin in Southport and Wholesale and Added Value Tour in Wilmington. The Net to Napkin participants toured Potter's Seafood Shrimp Boat, Potter's Seafood and Fishy Fishy Restaurant. The Wholesale participants toured Port of Wilmington, Acme Smoked Fish and Seaview Crab Company. We continued the day at the Southport Community Building with an oyster roast and live music overlooking the beautiful waterfront. The day ended with great local seafood dishes from Southport Restaurants and Markets including grilled Golden Tile cheeks- they were fabulous!

Scott Speaking John And Mark Jay And John Shucking Oysters

Our second day of the Summit began with breakfast, including shrimp and grits, back at the community center. We had a full day of great speakers including the Division of Marine Fisheries, SeaGrant, The NC 10% Campaign, Commercial Fishermen, Owners of Seafood Markets and a Professor from UNCW. Lunch was catered by Gourmet to Go and featured fresh sea bass, tile fish and triggerfish. After lunch we viewed the short film Ugly & Wild produced by Vittles films and played Ugly & Wild bingo! You can view the film here. The Summit also had short demonstrations throughout the day including how to properly filet fish, peeling and deveining shrimp and the safe shucking of oysters. We ended the day with a small cooking demonstration of how to properly cook shrimp and fish in a skillet without over cooking it. 

Swain Seafood Cooking Demo

A huge thank you to all of our participants, speakers and sponsors! We could not have had a successful Summit without each of you! Below are some of the presentations from our speakers. Thank you for attending the 2018 Summit!

Divsion of Marine Fisheries- Economics  by Adam Stemle

Division of Marine Fisheries - Landings  by Stepanie McInerny

NC Seafood Opportunities and Challenges by Scott Baker

The Future of Fish by Chris Dumas

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