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Look for the Carteret Catch logo in local retail markets and restaurants. It is your guarantee of fresh, local seafood landed by resident commercial fishermen.

The mission of the Carteret Catch program is to sustain the livelihood and heritage of the Carteret County fishing industry through public marketing and education.

Always ask “IS IT LOCAL?”









Do you like seafood? Fresh seafood? The next time you buy seafood, ask, “Is It Local?”

Our fishermen provide quality fresh seafood to wholesalers, retailers and restaurants. Our organization prides itself on the catch from the fishermen of Carteret County.

Our county has a long history of fishing communities. Fishing is not a job, it is a way of life. It takes dedication. knowledge, and an understanding of the resource to provide a sustainable way of life.

Join us and insist on fresh local seasonal seafood the next time you make a purchase.

Register to the Dock to Dish Giveaway now by scrolling past the below image and completing the form. 

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Please also visit the links to Bistro-by-the-Sea and Beaufort Inn & Suites sponsors associated with the Dock to Dish Giveaway.  

Hooper Family Seafood, Smyrna, NC

Mark Hooper and his wife, Penny Hooper, own Hooper Family Seafood located on Middens Creek in Smyrna in Carteret County, North Carolina. Mark has been a commercial fisherman since 1974 and currently catches hard crabs, soft shell crabs and grows farm raised clams. Over the years he has caught shrimp, flounder, bay scallops and raised oysters.

A Coastal Encounter with Mark would involve wading into the water and looking at the various stages of clam mariculture. Mark currently has ~ 150,000 clams planted on a 1.6 acre lease in front of his house. We would harvest some small clams which would be wonderful in a pasta dish, clam bake or numerous other dishes. If the lucky winners can arrange to come down in April, we would have soft shell crabs and we could spend some time at the shedding tanks, learning about this great fishery and the biology of blue crabs.

Mark has been actively involved with the stakeholder process of our current fishery management efforts. He served on the committee working on the first Blue Crab Fishery Management plan and currently serves on the Crustacean/Shellfish Committee advising the NC Marine Fisheries Commission. Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Carteret Catch, NC Catch, and Walking Fish. Walking Fish is a Community Supported Fishery and this co-op provides “seafood by the season” to customers in Durham and Raleigh. Mark provides clams, live hard crabs and soft-shell crabs for this endeavor.

Mark and Penny are both very active in local environmental issues.

They live at the dead end of a dirt road in Smyrna, but for them it all starts here. We have great local seafood and we try hard to fish in a sustainable manner. We love to grow our own vegetables. Please stop by for a visit if you have a chance!

Carteret Catch Dock to Dish Sweepstakes: Giveaway Rules and Regulations

Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY: The Carteret Catch “Dock to Dish” Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), and Canada, who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry (the “Entrants”). Board members and members of Carteret Catch, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, territorial, and local laws and regulations.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

WAYS TO ENTER: Entrants may enter for a chance to win a prize anytime up to April 15, 2016. Eligible Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes through the www.carteretcatch.org website.

Sponsor Website: Go to www.carteretcatch.org and follow the links and instructions for entry. After you have fully completed the entry form and submitted the required information, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Contest.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winners must abide by the Rules and Regulations of The Carteret Catch “Dock to Dish” Giveaway as noted on our Web Site. The hotel room(s) must include an occupant who is at least 25 years of age and be of a family type group. Rules and regulations will be in accordance of our Property Lease Agreement (no exceptions). Occupancy is limited to two rooms / four (4) persons. Transportation is the responsibility of the Winner.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Carteret Catch, Mark Hooper / Hooper family Seafood, the Bistro-By-The-Sea restaurant and the Beaufort Inn from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: Any Entrant who submits the Carteret Catch “Dock to Dish” Giveaway form on the website will be entered into the drawing. The Clam Excursion Giveaway drawing will be conducted on or about April 16. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone (a message will not be left) and/or by email. If a potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted within three (3) business days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries. A video will be posted on Youtube.com and www.carteretcatch.com to officially announce the winner.

GRAND PRIZE & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be one (1) Excursion awarded following the conclusion of the Contest Period. The Winner, upon confirmation of eligibility, will receive an overnight stay for 4 individuals (2 rooms) at the Beaufort Inn located in Beaufort, NC, a clam harvest excursion at Hooper Family Seafood located in Smyrna, NC and a meal utilizing the “catch of the day” with wine pairings prepared at the Bistro-By-The-Sea, Morehead City, NC. Winner must redeem the Vacation within the year of 2016-2017. If winner is unable to redeem the package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. The package is subject to availability and blackout dates. The winner can choose a stay date between October 3, 2016 and March 31, 2017. The desired night must be chosen at the time of winning notification.

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of this prize trip is: $599 USD. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

By accepting a Prize, the Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Carteret Catch, Hooper family Seafood, the Bistro-By-The-Sea restaurant and the Beaufort Inn against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize in question. The Prize Winner will be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the prize. The Prize Winner must note that the value of the accepted prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the prize and the Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize after it is awarded. If potential Winner cannot be reached via phone within three (5) business days from the first notification attempt, or if potential Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Carteret Catch sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. By accepting the Vacation Prize, where permitted by law, the Prize Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Carteret Catch the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL CARTERET CATCH BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless Carteret Catch from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Contest or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize.

USE OF DATA: Information collected from Entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy. If you would like your name removed from the Carteret Catch email list, please call 1-252-269-5020 or email us at info@carteretcatch.org and your name will be removed within sixty (60) days of the request. By entering the Contest, Entrants give Carteret Catch permission to email newsletters and other promotions generated by Carteret Catch.


Drawing of April 19, 2016

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