WILDLY SUSTAINABLE

LOCALLY HARVESTED, FEMALE OWNED & OPERATED

"Wilmington food scene's best kept secret!!" 
 - Clark Barlowe, Previous Chef/Owner at Heirloom Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

Shell'em Seafood is a proud member of

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture‚Äôs identity program for our states #1 industry & agricultural products grown, raised, caught & 
made in NC! .
Shell'em Seafood is a boutique shellfishing company based out of Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Fisherman and owner, Ana Shellem, spent 13 years in the restaurant world and understands the luxury and increasingly popular demand for local products.
Ana harvests and delivers wild shellfish per order directly to restaurants throughout the state of North Carolina, proudly providing the tide to table experience. Her fishing practices are wild & sustainable, respecting Mother Nature always (zero waste). Respect the sea. Respect the seasons. 

WILMA Magazine 
Wilmington Magazine
ORDER FIRE
Eater NYC 
SouthPark 
Walter 
NY Times with Melba Wilson
GLOW Fundraiser
BUSINESS North Carolina
Owner and Fisherwoman Ana Shellem Photos by Mallory Cash, cover of Walter Magazine 2021

FUNDRAISER FOR GLOW ACADEMY 

January 2022, Ashley Christiensen invited Chef Devin Finnegan and Ana to be part of a unique fundraising dinner for The Glow Academy of Wilmington. Prior to the dinner they shared their stories with the Culinary Students at the academy.That night they raised $125,000 for the all- girl's charter school! Shell'em Seafood auctioned off two fishing trips at $12,500 per trip. This inspiring experience has motivated Ana to give back to her community as much as she can, inpsiring girls and women to be themselves and follow their hearts. 


"Far superior to anything most other purveyors can provide."

- Daniel Wheeler, Executive Chef Fine & Fettle, Charlotte

"Seafood this fresh isn't something you come by often in our part of NC. The flavor is like a super clean taste of the ocean."

- Rob Clement, Executive Chef Meshugganah, Charlotte

 

Owner, Ana Shellem Photo by: Michael Cline Photography for Wilma Magazine

Where to find Shell'em Seafood on the regular:

POOLE'S DINER, Raleigh
DEATH & TAXES, Raleigh
SECOND GLASS WINE BAR, Wilmington
CEVICHES, Wilmington
MANNA, Wilmington
CATCH, Wilmington
RX, Wilmington
SEABIRD, Wilmington
BASNIGHT'S LONE CEDAR, Outer BanksTRU BLUE, Wilmington 
FREE RANGE BREWERY, Charlotte
ST.ROCH FINE OYSTER BAR, Raleigh