Wellfleet Shellfish Company is a HACCP and FDA certified shellfish and seafood wholesale company based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That means 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, supporting sustainable harvests and ocean-to-table traceability. Local sourcing also means no middleman mark-ups for our customers.  All of our fresh seafood is shipped within 24 hours of harvest or completion of depuration.

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.

Who we are

What makes us special - the benefits of Wet Storage


Wellfleet Shellfish Company is one of a small number of wholesalers permitted to operate a wet storage system for shellfish in Massachusetts.  This unique system allows us to store shellfish in sea water sourced directly from Wellfleet Harbor, MA.  UV light and a natural 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