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The Smell of Money: Legacy of the Menhaden Fishery

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fishermen in two boats pulling up menhaden fishing nets

Join us for a free conference exploring the importance of the menhaden fishery, from its history to today. Admission is free, and a boxed lunch — courtesy of the Friends of the Museum — is included. The conference lineup includes:

10 a.m.: Welcome and introductions

10:15: ‘What’s a Menhaden and What’s All the Stink About?” presented by Joe Smith

11 a.m.: ‘Today’s Fishery: Working Boats and Factories’ panel moderated by Barbara Garrity-Blake

12 p.m.: lunch provided

12:30 p.m.: David Cecelski presentation

1 p.m.: ‘Menhaden Fishery Back in the Day’ panel moderated by Steve Goodwin

2 p.m.: ‘Raising Fish with Songs’ presentation on chanteys

3 p.m. Conference closes

Seating is limited; therefore, reservations are strongly suggested. You can RSVP for the morning session only, the afternoon session only or the full program. Reserve your spot below or by calling 252-504-7758.


March 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Registration and Refund Policy:

Registration costs, less a 10% fee, are refunded when the Museum receives cancellation notice at least two weeks before the start of a program.  There is no refund within two weeks of the start of a program.  The Museum reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet the minimum participant requirement up to one week before the program is scheduled.  In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, participants who have submitted a fee will receive a full refund.  If a program is canceled due to inclement weather and unable to be rescheduled for another date, the participants will receive a full refund.