Fresh, local seafood is one of the hallmarks of dining on LBI, and a visit to the Island wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Ship Bottom Shellfish in Ship Bottom, where owners Bob and Ginna Nugent have decades of experience delighting customers with their quality and preparation.

Prior to getting married and launching Ship Bottom Shellfish 33 years ago, the Nugents had each spent summers on LBI, where Ginna’s father had been a commercial fisherman and owner of Cassidy’s Fish Market in Barnegat Light, and Bob was a local seafood distributor. Moving into a space previously occupied by an ice …

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Susan Bloom
For the Islander

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