The sad reality of the past two years is that a large number of Black-owned businesses closed, including businesses owned by Black women. This is a curated list of remaining businesses that could be found online, fully functioning and owned solely by or in partnership with Black women. Businesses with an asterisk by the name are legacy or heritage businesses that are either family-owned and owned for decades. You will find seafood and fish markets, but also grocery stores that carry fresh fish.
As a word of warning. If you google Black-owned seafood or other types of food businesses, check carefully to verify, because there are many businesses identifying as Black-owned and they are not.
Black Women in Seafood: Seafood Markets, Shops & Storefronts
Coastal Crab Company & Market, Nene and Bruce Tucker, Melbourne FL
Nene and Bruce Tucker, Melbourne FL
Mr. Shuck’s Seafood Market, Natalie and Donte Habersham, Brunswick GA
Nourish + Bloom Specialty Market, Jilea and Jamie Hemmings, Fayetteville GA
Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, Nourish + Bloom
*Bond Avenue Fish & Poultry Market, Robin and Terrence Conrad, East St. Louis IL
Robin and Terrence Conrad, Bond Avenue
R&L Crab, LaShone and RaeShawn Middleton, Maryland & DC
The Middleton Twins
*Famous Fish Market, Viola and Eric Strickland with daughter Erica, Harlem NY (North Carolina roots)
The Stricklands, Famous Fish Market
*Forsyth Seafood Market & Café, Virginia Hardesty and Ashley Hardesty Armstrong, Winston-Salem NC