About Us

Commercial fishermen established the North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc. (NCFA) in 1952 to serve fishing families by advocating for sustainable fisheries, preserving fishing heritage, and promoting wild-caught North Carolina seafood. To achieve this, NCFA participates in every aspect of the fishery management process and actively lobbies both State and Federal policymakers on behalf of North Carolina’s fishing families. More than six decades later, NCFA still believes North Carolina’s fishing industry begins and ends with families – from those who harvest seafood to those who enjoy it.

Glenn Skinner

Executive Director

Aundrea O'Neal Weeks

Administration and Accounting

Tradewinds Editor

Jerry Schill

Director of Government Relations

Nikki Raynor Barta

Membership and Reception

Tradewinds Co-Editor

Our Board of Directors

The North Carolina Fisheries Association Board of Directors comprises members representing all of the State’s coastal regions as well as the many facets of the industry’s gear types, targeted species, and commodity groups. NCFA elects its board members and officers annually.

Stephen R. Spruill, Area 1


Dewey Hemilright, Area 2 (Treasurer)

 (252) 473-0135

Mark Vrablic, Area 3

 (252) 305-2718

Kris Cahoon Noble, Area 4

(252) 542-0802

Wesley Potter, Area 5

 (252) 229-1881

Brent Fulcher, Area 6 (Chairman)

 (252) 514-7003

Doug Todd, Area 7

 (910) 279-2959

Jeff Coward, At-Large

(910) 512-0611

Chrissy Fulcher, At-Large

 (252) 670-7223

Ross Butler, At-Large

 (757) 435-5317

Greg Judy, At-Large

(252) 402-4570

Ralphie Craddock, Charter Boat

(252) 473-0953

Terry Pratt, Albemarle Fishermen's Association

 (252) 339-7431

Bradley Styron, Carteret County Fisherman's Association

 (252) 342-8821

Hardy Plyler, Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association

 (252) 928-5601

Wayne Dunbar, Pamlico County Fisherman's Association

 (252) 670-7467

Randy Robinson, Brunswick County Fishermen's Association

 (910) 209-3463

Jess Hawkins, NC Catch

(252) 241-6909

Ryan Williams, North Carolina For-Hire Captain's Association

 (910) 263-3097

Contact Us


  101 N. 5th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

 PO Box 86
Morehead City, NC 28557

Call Us

(252) 726-6232 (NCFA)