2009 Events

23rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival

Friday-Sunday, October 2-4

We had a great time at this year’s 23rd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival on Oct. 2-4, 2009, located on the Morehead City waterfront. We sold lots of red drum fish tacos.

Our Walking Fish community-supported fisheries (CSF) pilot project launched with great success on Sept. 17, 2009. We sold a total of 401 shares, equaling 507 pounds of local seafood each week.

139th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society

Thursday, March 26 from 6:30–9:00 pm

DukeFish launched its community-supported fishery (CSF) initiative and celebrated local seafood at a private happy hour in the upstairs lounge of Fishmonger’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Durham. Over 100 attendees enjoyed smoked bluefish, catfish nuggets and philly cheesesteak sandwiches made from skate (a Fishmonger’s specialty). Attendees were invited to fill out a short survey to gather information about consumer preferences and attitudes about a Durham fall CSF share. Hand-printed DukeFish t-shirts were given out to the first 50 people, and a raffle was held for two Fishmonger’s gift certificates and for the first DukeFish CSF share.

Duke Marine Lab Aquaculture Lecture Series

Repass Ocean Conservation Center at the Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort

February 11, 2009 – Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant
February 18, 2009 – Jay Styron, Carolina Mariculture Co., Cedar Island, NC
(Special event hosted at Bistro by the Sea, with farm raised oysters and wine pairings.)
February 25, 2009 – Dr. Michael Rubino, NOAA Aquaculture Program
March 4, 2009 – Aaron McNevin and Colin Brannen of the World Wildlife Fund Aquaculture Task Force
March 18, 2009 – Neil Anthony Sims, Kona Blue Water Farms, Hawaii

All lectures were open to the public.

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