Fisheries 200th Anniversary Jamboree

Date: 10 Jun

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Morehead City, N.C.


North Carolina has been managing its fisheries for 200 years! The first statewide law governing commercial fishing was enacted in 1822. A 200th anniversary event is planned June 10 at the NC Division of Marine Fisheries in Morehead City.

With more than 30 exhibits and food trucks, there will be lots to see and do regarding 200 years of state marine fisheries management and conservation in North Carolina. Just to name a few:

  • A touch tank and a marsh tank with live critters;
  • A fish house display, quiz boards and fishing games;
  • Mock water rescues by the Marine Patrol’s Swift Water Rescue Team;
  • Demonstrations on how to throw a cast net and rig fishing rods;
  • Tours of the living shoreline at Carteret Community College;
  • Vessel viewing and gear displays;
  • Activities, such as learning how to tell the age of a fish;
  • Details about how to participate in citizen science programs; and
  • Information on how to become part of the Division of Marine Fisheries team.

One of the highlights will be a Jamboree Passport raffle for youths up to age 18. Participants will visit the exhibits listed on the passport to get a stamp, then return the stamped passports to be entered into a drawing for a Lifetime Coastal Recreational Fishing License.

Several other environmental agencies and museums will exhibit, as well.

Get a full description of events on the Bicentennial Jamboree webpage.

The Bicentennial Jamboree is part of a year-long celebration commemorating the passage of the first statewide marine fisheries law in North Carolina. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has also partnered with the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort to offer a series of presentations on the history of four different fisheries — oysters, menhaden, shrimp and recreational fishing — in North Carolina. Watch the series at the Maritime Museum's YouTube.



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