Motts Channel Seafood

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For more than 20 years, Motts Channel Seafood has been THE fresh seafood market for Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors. Owner and legend Gene Long moved in to the abandoned dock and shop in 1990 to fill a void left by a waning fishing industry. With his expertise and business philosophy, Gene managed to bring back a tradition the people of this area have always loved. He got it right from the get-go: Offer your customers the freshest fish anywhere and give them the friendliest service in town.

How fresh is fresh?

“We’re a primary handler,” says manager and supervisor Tom Franz. “What separates us is that we’re one of the few fish markets left that are right on the water.” In fact, customers can see the fish come in off the boats and watch the staff prepare them.

How friendly is friendly?

In addition to consistently being one of the very best providers of local and non-local seafood in the Wrightsville/Wilmington area, Gene, Tom, and the Motts Channel team are excellent sources of information for ways to prepare the impressive varieties of seafood they sell. From Chilean sea bass, to salmon steaks, to fresh shrimp sorted by size, Motts has it all and more. They sell an abundance of sauces and always offer to put your fish on ice, in case you have a long way to go.

All you have to do is ask.

General Info

Address: 120 Short Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: 910-256-FISH(3474)
Days: We are open 7 days a week!
Summer Hours: 8:00am-7:00pm
Winter Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm

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