Our mission is to sell the freshest possible seafood caught by North Carolina fishermen.

Three key factors distinguish us: traceability, turnaround time, and in-house operations. We value the people and places behind the items we sell. We drive to the coast 3-4 times each week to hand select the best catch from fishermen and fish houses on the coast. Whether it’s blue crab from Denny Reynolds in Columbia, red drum from O’Neal’s Sea Harvest, or shrimp from Luke Midgett in Stumpy Point, personal relationships with sources result in a better product for our customers.

Our business model depends on a variety of sales outlets, both retail and wholesale. As a result, we are able to move our product from the coast to the customer quickly, typically 1-2 days after the product is caught or harvested. We buy whole fish and have a full time cutting staff who process seafood in our FDA approved HACCP facility in Raleigh. Come see us at the markets and taste the best our coast has to offer!

>> Why buying Local Seafood is important

Long time friends, Ryan Speckman and Lin Peterson started Locals Seafood in 2010 with a cooler full of Stumpy Point shrimp and a pick-up truck. Both Fisheries and Wildlife Science majors from NC State University, their love for the coast, the outdoors, and good seafood started early. Locals Seafood is dedicated to providing the Triangle with the freshest possible seafood from North Carolina fishermen. They have come a long way from the truck tailgate, and both are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and passion for North Carolina seafood.

Can North Carolina’s Local Seafood Movement Help Save its Fishermen? – Civil Eats
Bit & Grain – The Coastal Anthology: Catch – June 2015
Cary Living (pg 52) – May/June 2015
Walter Magazine – April 2015
Our State – May 2014
Seafood Business – April 2014
Edible Piedmont – Spring 2014
21 days of local food
Winter Seafood Jubilee – News & Observer 1.28.14
News & Observer 8.24.13
Triangle Business Journal 10.23.12
NCSU Graduate School 11.1.10


  • Wholesale Inquiries / General INFO: info@localsseafood.com
  • Product / Order Questions: orders@localsseafood.com

Founders: Ryan Speckman & Lin Peterson

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your catch. We guarantee our seafood is super fresh or your money back. Please contact us with any questions, issues, praise, feedback.

>> NC Catch website

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