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“When the Mullet Run”

Photo of the Week: March 30 – April 5, 2015

Photograph by Cathy Martin of Emerald Isle.

Men work together on Atlantic Beach setting nets to catch mullet, a common catch here along the Crystal Coast in the fall. The Cape Lookout lighthouse can be see in the distant horizon.

The mullet harvest is a long-standing tradition of Bogue Banks and Down East natives. If you’re interested in learning more about this cultural ritual check out the following Coastal Review Online story: “A Sign of Fall: Mullet Fishing on Bogue Banks.” Or, if you’re interested in learning the local way to cook mullet, see “Our Coast’s Food: Charcoal Mullet.”

For some history about these natives and their harsh coexistence on the coast here, read “Ca’e Bankers” and “Storms, Whales and Refugees.”

This photo was submitted to Coastal Review Online’s photography contest. We want your best shots to tell a story about North Carolina’s coast by capturing its culture, nature, people or news. Visit our submission guidelines for contest details. #CROphoto
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