Southern Clams is a thriving New Zealand seafood fishery that harvests in Otago coastal waters. Southern Clams has carved out niche markets in Europe, North America and Asia and supplies the New Zealand market. This is page outlines just a few of the great things that Southern Clams is doing , for more info use the read more links or check out their impressive and comprehensive website for full info at

To Harvest and Protect

For over 30 years Southern Clams has researched the impact of its  harvesting on habitats, refining its operations accordingly. 

The Decades of research have examined the impact of harvesting in the local area, the results show that clam beds harvested by Southern Clams tend to recover over 50% of clam numbers a year after harvest, evidence also shows that reducing the shellfish density by 60% (like to thinning carrots ) has a positive impact on the remaining shellfish. 

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Committed to Carbon Neutrality

Southern Clams has invested in its own forestry venture and in 2011 its production footprint will be carbon neutral to the first point of sale in New Zealand. The company has a strong commitment to being carbon neutral to any point of sale in the world by 2018. Southern Clams have planted 83 hectares (205 acres) of bio diverse forestry in the Otago region and plans to plant 300 hectares (740 acres) by 2018. 

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Come and see what we do!

We have a number of open days throughout the year. If you would like to attend one of them, give us a call (03) 477-1505.




Festival Trains selling out, still plenty of buses
with only one day to go:
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David Elliot will be at the festival as part of the Children's entertainment schedule.

David Elliot is a multiple award-winning children’s illustrator and author.
He has written and illustrated sevral picture books, including the ‘Sydney penguin’ books and Pigtails the Pirate (winner of the 2003 NZ Post Children’s Picture Book Award).

Read more: Meet David Elliot

Be Part of a Bob Scott Artwork

Bob Scott has created some wonderful interactive artwork especially for the seafood festival. You may know Bob from rock bands The Clean and The Bats and for his great cover art on some pretty amazing NZ music albums. We are hoping that kids young and old will enjoy getting their photos taken with the Photo cutout boards that he has created. 

... more info: Bob Scott