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The North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is excited to announce the culminating event of the conference, the Cultured Seafood Festival, will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on March 9, 2018. This ‘all you care to eat’ festival is open to the public from 6pm to 9pm and will feature a variety of aquacultured seafood. Aquaculture is the business of farming aquatic plants and animals, and North Carolina prides itself as being one of the most respected aquaculture producing states in the U.S!

Designed to educate the public about our wonderful aquaculture products, the Cultured Seafood Festival offers a fun, family-friendly environment with an abundance of delicious food crafted by Chef James “Smoke” Boyd, one of New Bern’s top chefs and owner of The Flame Catering and Banquet Center.

The Festival will include variations of our state’s finest aquacultured seafood including: North Carolina steamed oysters (with all the “fixens”), local-made crab cakes, clams, tilapia, hybrid striped bass, crawfish and catfish, among others. We are ALSO including a “low country crawfish boil” AND a taste-testing of NC raw oysters direct from our own coastal waters! Local “craft” beer will also be available. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.

When: Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm to 9pmWhere: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 S. Front Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28560Tickets:

About the North Carolina Aquaculture Development ConferenceThe North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and personnel from regulatory agencies to share information and ideas about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina. This four-day conference is now celebrating 30 years and features classes on subjects like aquaponics, mariculture and aquaculture. More information can be found at:

Connect with NC Aquaculture on Facebook. For press inquiries, please contact Kristen Baughman at Photographsare available for download by visiting Dropbox .

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