Westhaven Marketing, a privately owned New Zealand company, has been fishing, processing and exporting Littleneck Clams all over the world for more than 30 years.
In 1999 Westhaven was awarded the “New Zealand Trade Development Board Export Commendation” for new for its export product.
Westhaven is the largest mechanical harvester of Littleneck Clams in New Zealand.
Westhaven’s clam beds are located at Pakawau in Golden Bay at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and the inlets of Otago at the bottom of the South Island. Both areas are among the most remote parts of New Zealand and is famous for their untouched natural beauty and broad sweeping beaches.
The Littleneck clams from these beds are unique in the world and are wild caught in a sustainable way.
Westhaven holds Quota in Area 7 (Golden Bay- 750 tons) and in Area 3 (Otago -200 tons) with a total Clam Quota 950 tons.
Westhaven operate a large modern pack house which is adjacent to the clam beds in Golden Bay. All clams are harvested from a salt water wet-store pool each day for processing. The wet-store process ensures that all clams are purged of sand and grit before further processing takes place.
The frozen Littlenecks Clams are heat-treated in their own natural juices then snap frozen, ensuring their succulent flavor is captured for you to enjoy.
Westhaven processing fully complies with all USFDA, EU and New Zealand Food Standards.
Westhaven has a hands-on approach to its fishing and processing operation and the company has only experienced staff handling each part of the operation from fishing, packing to sales.