Ideal for use in soups, chowders, gumbos and fritters.

Wild harvested from the surrounding coasts of the United Kingdom, Whelk features a similar sweet and briny flavour profile to clams. Conveniently pre-shucked, Clearwater Whelk Meat can be prepared to offer a firm, yet juicy, tender, and succulent texture.

Whelk Meat

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 distribution 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.

Thermally shocked meat sold frozen in bulk format or 2.2lb bags.

5-12g 12-20g 20g+


Juicy and tender whelk meat can be simply enjoyed on its own with butter and fresh lemon, or as a delicious addition to soups, chowders, gumbos, and fritters.

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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