Date: Saturday June 3rd 4-8pm
Where: The Tow Boat US facility Dock by the Morehead City Port Terminal.
What: Tour the vessel Fort Fisher our next shipwreck artificial reef.
The Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA) INVITES YOU to join us on Saturday June 3rd 4-8pm at the Tow Boat US facility by the Morehead City Port. Tour the Fort Fisher Tugboat before it is sunk as a new Artificial Reef this spring! Enjoy music, food and drinks while touring the boat.
A Couple of Lionfish Recipes
Lionfish with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise
6 small lionfish fillets
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
freshly ground black pepper
Prepare Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and refrigerate.
The S/V Hardrock Sinks
On June 11 after months of preparation the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association sunk the S/V Hardrock as another artificial reef on the reef site also home to the Indra, the Nepomuk and a Barge. ECARA would like to thank the tireless efforts of Terry Leonard & Dean Anderson in this project and LeRoy Craytor, Steve Myers, Brent Greenberg, Wes Cooper, Calvin & Teresa Shaw of Aquatic Pleasures.
Recap: If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em
The first annual “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em” Lionfish/Lobster Tournament successfully concluded on Sunday, June 9th with a celebration bar-b-que hosted at Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort, NC, but prepared by Libby Eaton of Bistro-by-the Sea. The inaugural event combined local businesses (Discovery Diving, Seahorse Coastal Consulting, SeaLake), restaurants (Bistro-by-the-Sea and Hannah’s Haus), and non-profits (Carteret Catch and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association) with the goals of
Support for scuttled ship diving site in Australia
Support is growing for a recently decommissioned Navy ship to be scuttled as a recreational dive site in Jervis Bay.
Federal member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash has made multiple requests in the past for the Navy to scuttle a ship in the area. The ship wreck would be a popular attraction for recreational divers and fishermen.