Wellfleet Shellfish Company is one of a small number of wholesalers permitted to operate a wet storage system for shellfish in New England.  This unique system allows us to store shellfish in sea water sourced directly from Cape Cod's Class A Waters.  UV light and a natural bio-filtration system ensures the water stays pristine. Weekly testing performed by Massachusetts state laboratories ensures superior water quality and continued safety. What are the benefits of wet storage?  We have the ability to purged sand from our shellfish, extending shelf life and ensuring that our products are fresh as the day they were harvested.  Keeping shellfish in the same water where it was harvested produces a superior quality product and continual supply all year, even during the lean months.

Wellfleet Shellfish Company is a HACCP, FDA, and MRAG Americas certified shellfish and seafood wholesale company based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We follow the highest standards for seafood safety established by the FDA's seafood inspection program. We buy our products direct  from local fishing families and support sustainable harvests from the purest Class A Waters. Local sourcing means no middleman mark-ups for our customers and fresh to market grades.  

All products sourced from Class A Certified Waters

What makes us special - the benefits of Wet Storage

Wellfleet Harbor has famously produced extraordinary shellfish for centuries. Over the years, marine shellfish experts, culinary writers and seafood lovers have proclaimed that clams and oysters from Wellfleet are the finest in the world.

Wellfleet Shellfish Company was founded in 2002 to bring these world famous clams and oysters to markets around the country.



Wellfleet Shellfish Company