Canada-based Clearwater Seafoods is expanding its range of products on sale in North America to include “new wild-caught shellfish formats”.

Clearwater’s new offerings include MSC-certified Arctic Surf Clams, available in pre-cut and “portioned sushi-ready slices”, aimed at Japanese foodservice operators and Asian retail. “Frozen Arctic Surf Clam Sushi-Ready Slices are pre-blanched, making them ready-to-eat once thawed,” the company said.

In addition, new Rock Crab Claws, “wild-caught from waters around the UK”, will be available in a pre-cooked frozen format.

A new Norway Lobster product will be available in a variety of formats including shell-on tails, hand-peeled, deveined shell-off tails and tail clusters. 

Also joining the expanded product line are Canadian North Atlantic, Arctic Surf Clams, which Clearwater said are “sustainably harvested from the MSC-certified Arctic Surf Clam Canadian fishery by Clearwater-owned and operated vessels”. The clams are “blanched and individually-quick-frozen onboard Clearwater’s vessels within an hour of harvesting,”  the company said. 

Rob O’Sullivan, Clearwater’s vice president for sales in the Americas, said: “We’re introducing several new wild-caught shellfish formats to meet growing demand from today’s marketplace. These innovative products offer convenience and cost effective shellfish options for foodservice, processors and retailers across North America.”

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Earlier this month Clearwater said its 2015 acquisition of Macduff Shellfish had helped it to book net income of CAD43.9m (US$32.9m) for last year, up from a loss of CAD37.6m in 2015