An event later this month at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina intends to turn the spotlight on some of the state’s aquaculture operations.
Carteret Community College (CCC) is hosting Shuck, Rattle & Roll on Friday, October 27 to highlight the school’s aquaculture and culinary programs as well as bring attention to the North Carolina Shellfish Grower’s Association (NCSGA). The event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres prepared by the college’s Chefs and students, and the opportunity to speak with local shellfish growers. Participants will also have the chance to vote on the 2017 Best Oyster Award.
The NCSGA brings together farmers, seafood dealers, policy makers and more to provide insight into issues as well as identify the value of the shellfish industry. Oysters are farmed widely across the state, though clams and crabs are also produced. CCC is involved in a number of aquaculture products, from clams to striped bass, and they’ve even partnered with a local aquarium to find a more sustainable solution to supplying their fish.