Norris Hill and Tyler Chadwick
Hello, I am Tyler Chadwick, a commercial fisherman and owner of Chadwick's Seafood. My family has a long history in commercial fishing since the 1800s. I learned the fishing trade from a large extended family of commercial watermen. Fishing is not just a trade but a way of life for me. What I love about fishing is being on the water at four o'clock in the morning to check my nets, seeing nature wake up around me as the sun begins to rise. My passion is providing the highest-quality, local seafood to folks, just like me, who love eating the freshest local products. .
Norris Hill has been commercial fishing since 2010, and like Tyler Chadwick, heralds from a long line of commercial fishermen. Norris fishes the Newport, North, and Neuse Rivers for blue crab, flounder, trout, spot, and shrimp.
Austin and Aaron Knowles have been commercial fishing their whole lives. Austin and Aaron are brothers, and cousins of Tyler Chadwick. They operate a 28-foot shrimp trawler in the Newport and Neuse Rivers, and they also harvest flounders, clams, and oysters in the winter months.
Austin and Aaron Knowles
Mark Hooper has been a commercial fisherman since 1974. Mark lives along the Core Sound with his wife, Penny, who also helps with the business. Together they operate, Hooper Family Seafood, raising clams for local markets.
Chadwick’s Seafood continues the tradition and livelihood of commercial fishermen. We provide only the freshest, highest-quality seafood caught in North Carolina to our customers. We seek to educate the public on the health benefits of eating seafood, and promote the sustainability of this resource and this way of life.
“Cut’em loose boys, let’s go to work.”
As the boat glides from the dock and the world is waking up with the sunrise, Tyler Chadwick and friends head out to check their crab pots, excited by the unpredictability of the day’s catch and the adventure that awaits.
Tyler, the founder of Chadwick’s Seafood, comes from several generations of commercial fishermen. For him the love of working the water is inborn and a driving force behind the creation of this company.
His first intention was to follow in his family’s footsteps and become a commercial fisherman. However, Tyler soon discovered that several factors — including the influx of cheap, imported seafood and the escalating cost of various licenses — were causing fish houses to go out of business, along with local folks who chose to make their living on the water.
In response, he started Chadwick’s Seafood to provide North Carolina-caught seafood, much of it from the waters surrounding Carteret County, to consumers who value the freshest, highest-quality products available, while supporting the local economy and this traditional way of life.