“This funding will provide the critical seed to help Brunswick Catch demonstrate how commercial fishermen can connect with markets that are new to them, and generate increased revenues that will keep North Carolina’s fishing communities and their traditions alive for future generations. Thank you so much for the good news, the partnership and the investment in our coastal economy and ecosystems!” – Mikki Sager, Board Member
North Carolina Catch strengthens the North Carolina seafood economy through promotion and education. They educate consumers on the importance of buying local seafood, how to support robust seafood economy and culture as well as how to identify, prepare, and store seafood. NC Catch additionally promotes commercial fishing as a sustainable profession deeply rooted in North Carolina’s heritage and future. They support the seafood industry opportunities and job growth.
Brunswick Catch is an affiliate organization created by a group of local commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, and restaurant owners to promote and highlight the Brunswick County seafood industry.
The Orton Foundation supports NC Catch’s efforts to educate chefs, restauranteurs and market owners about the seasonal availability and flavor profiles of familiar and underused fish; develop campaigns to encourage consumers; and publicize at public events, farmers markets and seafood markets.