Aquaculture, or the farming of fish and seafood, is a thriving industry that brings more than $60 million in revenue to North Carolina each year.
WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, explores one of North Carolina’s best-kept secrets.
WRAL’s latest documentary, Fish Farms, airs tonight, Wednesday, July 14, at 7:30. At the same time, it will also be available for on-demand viewing on wraldocumentary.com, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV and YouTube.
Aquaculture, or the farming of fish and seafood, is a thriving industry that brings more than $60 million in revenue to the North Carolina each year.
“It’s a stealth industry that most people don’t even know is there,” Rob Mayo, president of Carolina Classics Catfish said, even though the first commercial fish farm in the state opened in 1948.
These days, from the mountains to the coast, North Carolina farmers are raising rainbow trout, oysters, catfish, bass, crawfish and even sturgeon for caviar that’s shipped all over the world.
With exclusive access and behind the scenes footage, Fish Farms takes viewers inside the state’s aquaculture, exploring its origins, the growth of the industry, why traditional farmers made the switch and how the process actually works. It’s a fascinating look into a huge industry most people don’t know is happening in their back yards.
Fish Farms is presented by the North Carolina Farm Bureau.
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