Access to locally caught seafood is a hallmark of the coastal region, but it's getting harder to find.  This week on the Down East Journal, why North Carolina's commercial fishing harvest is experiencing a decline.  And, bears are seen in increasing numbers this time of year; in yards, in trees and even swimming across the Neuse River.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Chefs from area restaurants are dishing up some of their recipes and tips for preparing seasonal, locally caught seafood.  This week, PRE's Mac McKee spoke with the special activities coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Wayne Justice about the annual event.