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, Office Manager/Tradewinds 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.

Open Seat, Area 1

Dewey Hemilright, Area 2 (Treasurer)

 (252) 473-0135

Mark Vrablic, Area 3

 (252) 305-2718

Open Seat, Area 4

Wesley Potter, Area 5

 (252) 229-1881

Brent Fulcher, Area 6 (Chairman)

 (252) 514-7003

Doug Todd, Area 7

 (910) 279-2959

Sonny Davis, At-Large

(252) 725-0784

Chrissy Fulcher Cahoon, At-Large

 (252) 670-7223

Ross Butler, At-Large

 (757) 435-5317

Mike "Jimbo" Ireland, At-Large

 (252) 671-3621

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

Karen Amspacher, NC Catch

 (252) 723-0982

Contact Us


101 N. 5th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557

Call Us

(252) 726-6232 (NCFA)


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