Date:  Saturday June 24th 6-9 pm

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 24th 6-9 pm 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.

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A Couple of Lionfish Recipes

altLionfish with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise

6 small lionfish fillets
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
freshly ground black pepper

Prepare Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and refrigerate.

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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

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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.

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Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-2265