Outer Banks Catch is a program designed to promote and educate seafood lovers about the numerous advantages of requesting what’s in season and locally caught. Columbia to Elizabeth City to Swanquarter, Ocracoke to Corolla, the Outer Banks has a multi-generational community of commercial fishermen who earn their living harvesting fresh, healthy seafood. In fact, the Outer Banks region is the largest in terms of revenue and the importance of commercial fishing in the state of North Carolina.
Equally, our unique Atlantic coast ecosystem contributes to one of the most diverse, year-round selections of fish and shellfish available. For our commercial fishermen, it’s a hard day’s work getting even harder with increasing regulations. Commercial fishing is our heritage and means everything to the working watermen and local economy. What does it mean to you? Despite our plentiful catch, did you know 80% of all seafood served nationally is imported and of those imports only 2% is FDA inspected? You deserve nothing less than the safest, healthiest, most delicious seafood available. So when you dine or shop for seafood, ask for Outer Banks Catch by name.