Barbara Garrity-Blake, David Griffith, and Susan West will be at the North Carolina Sea Grant exhibit at Day at the Docks in Hatteras on Saturday, September 16, with fisheries specialist Sara Mirabilio to share information about the Next Generation Coastal Communities research project.
We are especially interested in hearing your ideas about the types of support that could help build visionary leadership in the next generation of commercial fishermen.
This winter we will hold action roundtables for young NC commercial fishermen. Good models for NC to consider include the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network (https://www.akyoungfishermen.org/ )and Maine’s Commercial Fishermen’s Action Roundtable (C-FAR) (https://coastalfisheries.org/community-engagement/community-fisheries-action-roundtable/).
We will be in the Education Tent where you’ll find a variety of exhibits about fishing and fish by Outer Banks Catch, NC Watermen United, and other groups. The NC Agromedicine Institute will be offering free health screenings for fishermen.