About NC Catch

North Carolina Catch supports the work of the four local seafood promotion initiatives that stretch from Currituck County to Brunswick County.

North Carolina CatchCarteret Catch, Ocracoke Fresh, Brunswick Catch, and Outer Banks Catch have emerged as the buoys and markers that guide consumers to local fish and shellfish sources. The groups help educate consumers on the culinary and nutritional rewards of choosing local seafood, as well as the economic, cultural, and ecological benefits for local communities and for the state.

North Carolina Catch is a nonprofit umbrella organization that ties the work of the local groups together to foster collaboration, to strengthen communication, and to enhance a statewide and national presence.

North Carolina Catch was established in 2012 with assistance from Saltwater Connections, a regional economic development initiative funded by the NC Rural Economic Development Center.

For more information on NC Catch, please contact Jimmy Johnson President, at 252-948-3952 or bluecrab101@suddenlink.net.

Visit All Our Websites

Brunswick-CatchBrunswick Catch

Brunswick County, NC  has long been known for its bountiful seafood. Our local fishermen harvest a variety of top quality seafood products…Visit Brunswick Catch website.


Carteret County Catch websiteCarteret Catch

Carteret, NC. Our county has a long history of fishing communities. Fishing is not a job, it is a way of life. It takes dedication, knowledge… Visit Carteret Catch website.


Outer Banks of North CarolinaOuter Banks Catch

Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell Counties, NC Outer Banks has a multi-generational community of commercial fishermen who earn… Visit Outer Banks Catch website.


Ocracoke Seafood website

Ocracoke Fresh

Hyde County, NC. Ocracoke Seafood Company is the only fish house on Ocracoke Island. It is a base of operations for over thirty… Visit Ocracoke Fresh website.

Our Vision and Works

CATCH programs (Outer Banks CatchOcracoke FreshCarteret Catch and Brunswick Catch) are local initiatives to educate the public on the importance of “buying local” seafood. Those reasons include increased awareness of the quality of local seafood and its health benefits, supporting local economies and the continuation of the local commercial fishing heritage that sustains local fishing communities’ sense of place and contributes to heritage tourism development.

Our Board Members