Geoduck is our most valuable and best-known seafood export. Geoduck from Canada is one of the most unique seafood delicacies in the world harvested from the cool, pristine waters of Canada’s Pacific coast.
It is also known as “Elephant Trunk Clam” in Chinese for its long, meaty siphon and more recently as “King Clam” in North American markets for its large size and prestigious reputation. Our geoduck has earned an international reputation as the true geoduck of great taste, fresh flavour and premium quality.
Geoduck from Canada, Panopea generosa, is a bivalve mollusk. This species of clam can bury itself up to one metre deep in the gravel or sand of the ocean floor. It is the largest burrowing clam in the world and one of the longest lived, often living over 100 years, with the oldest geoduck recorded in Canada at 168 years old. The age of the clams can be estimated by the growth rings or annuli on the shell, similar to the rings of a tree trunk. It can grow to over 4 ½ kg (10 lbs), however a commercially harvested geoduck is on average about 1 kg (2.2 lbs) in weight. The average shell length is 195 mm (7 ¾ inches). Geoduck that is wild harvested is formed by nature and each will therefore vary in size, colour and shape.