This weekend, seafood lovers will flock to Morehead City for the annual N.C. Seafood Festival. The three-day event features live music, cooking demonstrations, and of course, a lot of seafood. One of the goals of the Seafood Festival is to drive awareness about the state’s commercial fishing industry. That’s why Got to Be NC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 festival.
In fact, Got to Be NC has been presenting sponsor for the past few years. Together, the department’s marketing staff and festival organizers have made it even easier to identify and support vendors using N.C. seafood at the event.
John Aydlett, a seafood marketing specialist with the department, says it’s important to understand the impact of local fishermen on the state’s economy.
“Seafood is a $130 million business in North Carolina,” said Aydlett. “More importantly, it has been the livelihood for generations of fishermen along our coastal communities.”
Here are some of the things you can do to support local seafood at the N.C. Seafood Festival:
The N.C. Seafood Festival opens at noon Friday and runs until 5 p.m. Sunday. More information is available at www.ncseafoodfestival.org.
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