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.
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.