Serving Fishing Families Since 1952

Commercial fishermen established the North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc. (NCFA) in 1952 to serve fishing families by protecting their heritage and promoting seafood. To achieve this, the association actively lobbies local, state and federal policymakers on behalf of the industry and engages in many outreach and education projects.

Over six decades later, NCFA still believes the commercial fishing industry begins and ends with families – from those who harvest seafood to those who enjoy it. We are committed to presenting an accurate portrait of the industry and the people who sustain it.

Fun at the State Fair!

NCFA joined forces with NC Catch, NC Watermen United, Outer Banks Catch, Ocracoke Fresh, Carteret Catch, Brunswick Catch and many individual volunteers to show fair-goers why fresh, local seafood is superior and where to get it. Click through to see the video of the... read more

Easy Seafood Chowder by Popular Demand!

EASY SEAFOOD CHOWDER 1 pkg. Illinois Prarie Corn Chowder Mix** 1 20 oz. bag frozen diced potatoes with onions such as “Simply Potatoes” (find it in your grocer’s dairy case) 8 cups chicken broth 3 chicken bullion cubes 2 cups fresh or frozen corn 1/2... read more

Nov. 23, 2015

THOUGHTS FROM JERRY I’ve attended a lot of fisheries meetings since getting involved in this 28 years ago. Meetings of the Mid-Atlantic Council, South Atlantic Council, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, fisheries hearings in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh and... read more

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