Seafood Markets, Ltd. was founded in 1996 by Ellen & Stephen Frank to carry on the retail fish business established by Ed Morey in the late 1930s and expanded by his son Loren Morey in 1978. In 1981, Steve and Ellen moved from the Twin Cities to Motley, where Steve was hired by International Multifoods as the assistant store manager for Morey’s Fish House. Steve and Ellen’s daughter Elsye was born during this time. Elsye Frank Burton (VP of Operations for Seafood Markets, Ltd.) is now the fourth generation of the Frank family to carry on the tradition of bringing premium quality products and excellent service to the business of selling fish.
Our mission is to bring foodservice quality seafood direct to the consumer, enabling our customers to have restaurant-quality products at home. We have physical stores so our customers can see, feel, and often taste the products we offer. This experience is the only reliable option for customers to compare the offerings of quality, size, and variety available in fish and seafood.