NCFA – UPDATES ON COMMERCIAL FISHING NEEDS AND ICE AVAILABILITY INFO ON A HOT SHOWER!

Armistead Perry of Evans Seafood and Evans Transport said he has some freezer space available and cooler space if you need to get inventory from your facility to save it. He also can transport from your place to his. His facility is in Washington NC. They also have ice available.

As noted previously, Wanchese Fish Co. has offered the use of their cold storage facility in Suffolk VA for anyone that needs it. If you have a fish house or packing operation and in need of cold storage to save your inventory, please let us know and we’ll make the connection. They can also arrange for trucking if needed.

You can respond to this notice or call me at the number below.

If you need help with cleanup or fixing your damaged home, again, please let us know!

As a reminder, we need as much information on damages the commercial fishing industry has sustained as a result of Hurricane Florence!

We need to know about damage done to fish houses, boats, lost gear, etc. Also damages done to your homes, vehicles, or anything connected to commercial fishing.

Regarding our industry helping others, also let us know what you may be able to do to help, such as ice or whatever else you can assist with.

We’re not sure how long it will last, but for the moment the best way to communicate is with my email, Facebook, or my cell number. Glenn Skinner and Aundrea O’Neal have communication problems in Carteret County.

Our power at our home in New Bern was restored last evening.

So to recap:
Need storage for your inventory: Wanchese Fish Co. facility in Suffolk, VA or Evans Seafood & Transport in Washington, NC

For ice: take your cooler to Beaufort Inlet Seafood in Beaufort or Evans Seafood in Washington.

Need a hot shower? Brent Fulcher of Beaufort Inlet Seafood said you can take a hot shower on one of the boats docked at their facility.

DMF news: Offices in Carteret County and Wilmington are closed through Wednesday. They will re-evaluate on Wednesday if they can open, depending on power being restored and any safety concerns.

Elizabeth City and Manteo offices are open. Washington will open today but may not be fully staffed.

Jerry Schill: 252-361-3015.
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