Commercial fishermen and the commercial fishing industry have been important to North Carolina’s economy, culture and environment for centuries. There are thousands of people catching, preparing and selling millions of pounds of seafood from our coast every year. Let us introduce them to you.

The commercial fishermen in coastal towns and villages share a connection and a commitment to their livelihood and to each other. Supporting the community during good times and bad comes with the territory.

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CLOSE COMMUNITY

AN AWESOME FEELING

FAMILY FOREVER

MEET KEITH

Many commercial fishing operations are small, family-owned businesses. These are people trying to make a living doing what they love, often taught by their parents or grandparents. It’s more than family tradition – it’s a way of life.

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MEET CHRISSY

MEET JAKE

Thanks to commercial fishermen, you can have fresh seafood on your plate the same day it was caught. The health benefits are undeniable, but the unbeatable taste keeps us coming back.

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BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

EAT LOCAL

CATCH LOCAL

MEET MICAH & MATT