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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 for the free Dock to Dish Giveaway by scrolling past the below image and completing the below form. 

You may also click the link Sunset Serenade & Seafood Supper Spectacular to enter the raffle (also displayed on the Special Events page).   If you enter the raffle, you are always welcome to click the back button to return here (on the Home page) to register for the free Dock to Dish Giveaway.

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Please visit the sponsor’s links of Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant and Beaufort Inn & Suites associated with the Dock to Dish Giveaway.  

COASTAL EXCURSION with Captain Jess Hawkins of Crystal Coast Ecotours

Captain Hawkins grew up exploring the waters of the Pamlico River near Bath, NC. His childhood days were mostly spent fishing and boating, which sparked his desire to be a marine biologist. Capt. Hawkins received a B.S. degree in zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a M.S. degree from East Carolina University in biology.

Upon graduation Capt. Hawkins began a 30 year career as a marine biologist with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. He spent the early years studying the ecology of fish and shellfish in the brackish waters of Pamlico Sound. He was often involved in recommending conservation measures for fish and their habitats. For the last 13 years for his career, Captain Hawkins helped develop conservation policies for North Carolina as an Executive Assistant to the Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries. He was involved in most of the major coastal fisheries issues facing North Carolina from 1993-2006, when he retired from the Division.

For his efforts in conservation Captain Hawkins was presented the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Wildlife Conservationist of the Year in 1994. He also received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award in 2006, which is the highest civilian award for public service presented by North Carolina’s Governor.

Capt. Hawkins has boated the waters of Carteret County since 1996. He is an avid recreational fisherman, primarily fishing, crabbing and clamming the local sounds and shallow Atlantic Ocean waters. Since his retirement, Capt. Hawkins became an educator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores as well as the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers at Ocracoke. He holds a Masters Captain’s License from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Capt. Hawkins is married to Diane and has two daughters, Leigh and Mari. (Pictured above: Mari, Capt. Jess, Diane, and Leigh)

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 June 10, 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, Crystal Coast Ecotours, the Icehouse Waterfront 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 June 10, 2016. 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, an excursion with Crystal Coast Ecotours and a meal utilizing your catch with wine pairings prepared at the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, Swansboro, 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, Crystal Coast Ecotours, the Icehouse Waterfront 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 for the clam harvest excursion at Hooper Family Seafood located in Smyrna, NC.

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