Project Description

Keep It Moving: North Carolina Seafood Transportation Logistics with a Focus on East to West Routes (2014)

Barbara Garrity Blake and Megan Ware/Spring 2014

The North Carolina seafood industry continues to be in a state of contraction, with a declining number of fishermen, packing facilities, and overall poundage of seafood available to marketers. The long-established supply chain to northern markets remains significant, but less availability of high-volume fisheries and a robust “local foods” movement in North Carolina has piqued interest in strengthening in-state and inland markets from east to west. This study, commissioned by NCGT in 2014, examines how and to what extent seafood is currently being transported to in-state markets west of Interstate 95, and identifies challenges to and opportunities for improving the east-to-west supply chain.

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