About Us

Motts Channel Seafood is a family-owned business that has been on Wrightsville Beach for over 30 years!

Gene Long opened Motts Channel Seafood in May 1990 and has been operating for the past 31 years on Wrightsville Beach. Gene, a local fishing legend, is credited with getting it right from the beginning. Motts Channel Seafood is a true family business with Gene at the helm, his wife Alison and their two children Elizabeth & Lambert working hard to make sure their stellar reputation stays that way. Their new son in law, Michael, recently entered the picture and has jumped right into the family business as well.

We take pride in offering the freshest variety of locally sourced seafood in North Carolina

Many days, Gene and the family are out catching up the local fare that will be featured on our retail counter. Local fisherman drop off their fresh catch daily to our docks as well. This includes a variety of fresh fish, shrimp, clams, mussels and oysters as well as an assortment of other fresh seafood. We strive to be a one stop shop to complete your entire meal with fresh local veggies, a variety of condiments, and even beer and wine. If you’re out boating for the day, stop by our retail dock to grab your seafood and supplies. If you’re a seafood lover then Motts Channel Seafood is the place to go. So come on in and select the finest seafood around. We’ll be waiting for you!

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