Elegantly showcased in their natural shells.

Wild harvested from the surrounding coasts of the United Kingdom, whelk features a similar sweet and briny flavour profile to clams. Whole shell whelk meat can be prepared to offer a firm, yet juicy, tender, and succulent texture. Elegantly showcased in their natural shells, Clearwater’s Whole Shell Whelk is the perfect addition to any buffet or seafood tower.

Whole Shell Whelk

Year-round supply and availability

Year-round access to fresh, high quality Whelk.

Wild-caught from a well-managed and stable fishery

Wild-caught from the cold, clear waters surrounding the United Kingdom.

Fast and efficient worldwide distributions and delivery

Our reliable logistics team make sure every delivery is done right.

Clearwater Whelks are wild harvested from the inshore waters surrounding the United Kingdom, with the majority being caught in Wales and Southern England. Although this fishery operates year-round, the primary harvesting season for whelks runs between March and June. Clearwater purchases whelk directly from trusted fishermen, who operate small day boats. Product is caught in baited pots and returned to the shore within eight hours.

Once landed, whelks are unloaded and packed on refrigerated trucks for delivery to Clearwater’s processing facility in Scotland. Product arrives in a live format for processing, where the whelk meat is thermally shocked, shucked from the shell, quality inspected and size graded.

Whole Shell Whelk is sold frozen in bulk format or 2.2lb bags.

Average Count/kg
1-10 Large
8-20 Medium
15-30 Small
30-50 Extra Small

Clearwater Whole Shell Whelks are the perfect feature ingredient in buffets and seafood towers. Once prepared, simply remove whelk meat from its shell and enjoy with butter and fresh lemon.

Whelk are harvested and processed in Scotland by Clearwater’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Macduff Shellfish. Macduff has been in the fishing industry for over 130 years.

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