Who We Are...
Ocracoke Seafood Company is the only fish house on Ocracoke Island. It is a base of operations for over thirty watermen from Ocracoke and neighboring communities along the coast. Ocracoke has a maritime history dating back to the early 1700s. Fresh seafood is an island ethic. When word spread in the spring of 2006 that the last fish house was for sale, watermen joined forces and with support from the community, local non-profits, volunteers and dedicated state organizations the fish house was purchased, renovated and the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association formed. Read more about Ocracoke Working Watermen.

Ocracoke Seafood is owned by the Ocracoke Foundation, a local 501(c)3 for the benefit of local watermen, who manage the business.
The waters  surrounding Ocracoke Island have always yielded only the best tasting seafood.
Sustainable. Preserving the integrity and stability of the environment so that nature can replenish itself.

By Hand. Ocracoke watermen fish by hand. There is no mechanical harvest here.

Boat to table. Daily catch is brought to the fish house and ready for you. There is no factory processing.

Stewards of the environment. Watermen are the first to see changes in our waters and fish species. They take action by instituting ongoing research, education and restoration projects.

Tradition. Settled in the early 1700s, fishing methods have been passed from generation to generation.

Know who catches your seafood. Buy local, fresh seafood from rural America. Ask your grocer if he knows who caught this fish?

Nonprofit Ownership. Ocracoke Seafood Company is owned and managed by the watermen under the Ocracoke Foundation, a 501(c)3.
Ocracoke Seafood Company is operated by Ocracoke's Working Watermen
"Preserving Our Maritime Heritage"
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