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8 Black-Owned Seafood Markets in NC

A historic project conceived by NC Catch to build understanding of the vital role people of color play in the state’s seafood industry is underway.

North Carolina’s Black seafood business community has partnered with researchers for “Recognizing African American Participation in the North Carolina Seafood Industry.” The project will compile narratives, video and oral histories featuring Black fishers, wholesalers, chefs and others working in seafood to increase recognition of African American participation in the N.C. seafood industry.

NC Catch in 2021 conceived the plans to spotlight the contributions people of color have made to North Carolina’s valuable seafood industry. The upcoming project has received a 2023 Community Collaborative Research Grant supported in part by N.C. Sea Grant.