Sweet, ocean fresh flavor and visually striking.

Sustainably harvested from the Canadian North Atlantic our Arctic Surf Clams (Hokkigai) are individually frozen within an hour of harvesting for optimal freshness. Ideal for sushi.

Arctic Surf Clams


100 percent natural, wild-caught, chemical and additive free.

MSC Certified

Sustainably harvested and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.


Frozen-at-sea within an hour of catch to lock freshness and flavor.


Convenient and easy to use only what you need.

Quality Assurance

Food safety and quality control are ensured through internationally recognized certifications.

Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams are blanched and individually-quick-frozen on-board our vessels in less than an hour of harvesting. Once at our processing plant, clams are sorted, size graded and rigorously tested. Only the finest clams make it through our demanding quality control process and are shipped to satisfied customers around the world.

Along with exceptional flavor and quality, wild seafood is also recognized as a healthy choice.

Per 100g Serving
Calories/Energy 89 kcal/372 kJ
Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 320mg
Salt 0.8g
Potassium 300mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g

All Sizes Canada &
United States
400 g Box 350 g Box

Simply defrost and serve in salad, as sashimi or sushi, or take inspiration from our video below.


For a list of delicious recipes, click here.

How do I store Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams?
Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams should be stored in your freezer until you are ready to defrost them for use.

What’s the best way to defrost Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams?
For best results, we recommend defrosting Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams overnight in your refrigerator. For quick defrost, place clams in a sealed bag and immerse in cold water for 30 minutes. Do not defrost in the microwave. Do not refreeze after thawing.

How do I prepare Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams?
1) Ensure clams are fully defrosted.
2) Cut clam straight through the middle (prime cut) resulting in two identical looking pieces of clam.
3) Once the clam is cut in half, remove any black material from the inside gut cavity and discard. Any yellow or beige coloured material should be left as it provides exceptional flavour to the clam.
4) Trim any loose ends of the clam.
5) Serve in cold applications (sushi, salads) or add at the end of a hot application to prevent over-cooking.





Do I need to cook Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams?
Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams are ready-to-serve and are best used in cold applications, such as sushi or salads. They can also be used in a hot dish, such as stir-fry and soup, if they are added at the very end to prevent over-cooking. If over-cooked and exposed to excess heat, clam meat can become very chewy in texture.

What is blanching?
After Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams are harvested, they go through a quick blanching process, in which they are plunged into hot water for a short amount of time, removed and then plunged into ice water to halt the cooking process. This allows the meat to separate from the shell, giving the clam a very juicy texture with a slight crunch and fresh taste.

How long can I keep Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams in my freezer?
Please refer to the best before date on the packaging.

How long can I keep Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams once they have been defrosted?
After defrosting, Clearwater Arctic Surf Clams can be stored in your refrigerator for one day.

What is the most popular part of the arctic surf clam to eat?
The main part of the arctic surf clam is what we call the “tongue” and is most popular to eat. Clearwater’s Arctic Surf Clams have brilliant red tongues, which add visual appeal, especially to sushi and sashimi applications.


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