Agriculture and social media: New N.C. seafood blog

by | Sep 24, 2009

seafoodA new blog focusing on N.C. seafood has hit the blogosphere. Mariner’s Menu, developed under a N.C. Fishery Resource Grant, is based on a popular recipe book by the same name. Both the book and the blog feature seasonal seafood recipes, local fisheries and traditions, and  safety, handling and preparation tips.

Partners on the project include the North Carolina State University Seafood Laboratory, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and North Carolina Sea Grant.

The blog just started in mid-August, but there are already some tasty ideas for making good use of N.C. seafood, from Marinated Charcoal Grilled Shrimp to Baked Red Drum with Pimentón.

One of the neatest things about the blog, however, are the Seafood Traditions posts that contributors Joyce Taylor (author of the Mariner’s Menu book), Dave Gree, Pam Morris and Barry Nash highlight.

In this category, you’ll find interviews with fishermen, chefs, boat captains, seafood nutritionists and others that spotlight the unique culture of the N.C. seafood industry.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also has a valuable resource for N.C. seafood lovers. The N.C. Seafood Directory allows consumers to search by company type (broker, exporter, processor, etc.) and seafood species, or access a complete listing of seafood companies. Also check out our Marketing Division’s seafood home page, which features recipes, links, a neat video on the 5th annual Great American Seafood Cook-off and more.

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