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FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

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The Food and Drug Administration is reminding pregnant women to stay away from certain fish that can be high in mercury. But the agency won't require package labeling on mercury content, which is what consumer groups had sought. Full story...
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North Carolina's seafood harvest dropping

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videoNorth Carolina's seafood harvest is dropping. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries said the state's fish and shellfish harvest dropped last year to the lowest level in a decade. Full story...
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New seafood processor creating 120 jobs in Pender County

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videoA seafood processor plans to create more than 100 new jobs in Pender County, according to state and local leaders. RC Creations, LLC, a seafood processing company, plans to create 120 new jobs and invest more than $25 million by the end of 2017. Full story...
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NC Spot Festival highlights local dish

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videoFolks from near and far made their way to Hampstead for the North Carolina Spot Festival this weekend, and they came with an appetite. Full story...
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Shuckin' Shack named among nation's best 'Seafood Dives'

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videoA restaurant with locations in Carolina Beach and Wilmington is getting some national attention. "Coastal Living" magazine included Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar on its list of "Our 22 Favorite Seafood Dives." Full story...
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NC oyster season could see a bumper crop

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video Fishermen from all over the area have had this week circled on their calendar for months. That's because it's the open of the 2012 oyster season. So far returns have captains happy as a clam. Full story...
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Carolina shrimp numbers down after cold winter

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videoA popular seafood item at many restaurants is either disappearing from menus or being replaced by catch that is not from the Carolinas. The reason is the number of native shrimp has significantly dwindled, and the weather is to blame. Full story...
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Michael's Seafood wins third straight world championship

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videoMichael's Seafood in Carolina Beach now has another trophy to add to their case. It's just more proof that the restaurant's seafood chowder really is the world's best. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER

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video A year ago, Something Fishy won a commanding victory for the area's BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER. But a dish like that in an area like ours is surely to have plenty of competition. So once again, we're firing up the fryers and grills to find out who has the BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER along the Cape Fear Coast. Voting has ended. George Elliott will tell you who won tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...

Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival serves up good eats and beats

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Plus, there was plenty of sensational seafood! Cooks were serving up great food like fish and chowder. The headliner for this years event is Leon Russell - a legendary blues singer. This is one of the biggest crowds for the festival. Full story...
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CB restaurant stops selling oysters, blames oil spill

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videoThe oil spill that has shut down oyster beds along the Gulf Coast is affecting businesses in Carolina Beach and forcing customers to choose something else off the menu. Full story...
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As summer arrives, seafood prices climb

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Higher prices are the story on seafood menus across the area, just in time for the summer tourism season. Seafood markets and restaurants alike agree it's a combination of a shorter supply partly due to the Gulf oil spill as well as higher demand with the onset of summer. Full story...
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Fishermen get boost from oyster shells

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video Besides a struggling economy, the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is taking its toll on the seafood market. That means more pressure on fishery stocks in North Carolina. Full story...
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Gray skies did not put a damper on Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival

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videoDie hard jazz fans ignored gray skies Saturday to hear the blues. The 15th annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival kicked off this weekend. Full story...
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