Pearl Bay Brand
British Columbia's first branded deep water
Mac's Retail Pack:
Live oysters packed 3 dozen or 2 dozen in printed wax carton...
A delicious tasting soft shell clam...
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Mac's Oysters is as much about oysters as it is clams. We harvest clams from our own beaches, buy from other farmers or from the wild fishery.
Experts in clam production, packing and export, Mac's has a leading reputation in this tasty business.
Mac's clams are sold in a number of pack sizes.
Typical export shipments are in 50 lb cases (2 x 25lb mesh bag); standard truck pack is loose in a 25 lb case.
Clams are also packed live or frozen in 25 lb and 10 lb mesh bags; as wells as 10 lb, 5 lb, 3 lb, 2 lb and 1 lb retail packs.
Manila clam (Tapes japonica) has a varied coloured shell that is has a round shape. The meat is sweet and plump most of the year.
Shelf-life 7 days.
Extra-small: 38 pieces per lb.
Small-Medium: 22 pieces per lb.
Medium-Large: 13 pieces per lb.
Large: 10 pieces per lb.
Savoury or Varnish clam (a.k.a purple varnish clam or Nuttalia obscurata) a delicious tasting soft shell clam. The meat color is pale and the
taste is a mild sweet. This clam enhances the flavour and appearance of seafood dishes, soups and pasta, also tasty steamed and eaten on its own.
Shelf-life 14 days.
Regular Size: 54 pieces per lb.
Large: 35 pieces per lb.
Measures 1.25 to 2 inches across.
The West Coast littleneck (Protothaca staminea), the native steamer clam on the coast has a full taste and a white grey shell. This clam is typically
sold frozen whole in its shell.
Shelf-life fresh 4 days.
Shelf-life frozen: 9 months.
Small: 19 pieces per lb.
Regular Size: 15 pieces per lb.
Butter clam, (Saxidomus gigantean), this large clam is very meaty and an excellent source of meat and makes an excellent chowder ingredient
and can be canned. This clam is sold frozen, whole in the shell. There is approximately 4 to 6 clams per lb.
Shelf-life frozen: 12 months.
Regular Size: 4-6 pieces per lb.
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