Trilogy Fish Company | Shell Fish

By: Trilogy Fish  09-12-2011
Keywords: Oysters, Mussels, Clams


Their are many Oyster farms dotting the coasts of Vancouver Island and the Clayoquot Sound is no exception. Primarily oysters grown in the sound are sent off to be shuck. The majority of live oysters in the shell come from the East Coast of Vancouver Island. The same oysters can be grown in different areas and will be quite different. The environment that they are grown in greatly effects how an oyster will taste and look. Because there are so many different areas that grow Oysters you can generally find them all year round.


Most clams that we sell at Trilogy are Little Neck Clams or Manilla Clams. These are a small variety great for steaming. Like Oysters they are available year round except for the occasional red tide closure. There are many other types of clams such as Razor, Savoury, and Geoduck; the majority or these are exported.


Mussels sold in BC are grown on floating rafts with lines hanging off.The Mussels attach them selves to the lines. They will stay her filter feeding until they reach market size. Most mussels grown in BC come from Salt Spring Island and Cortez Island. Like clams they are available year round with the exception of red tide.

Keywords: Clams, Mussels, Oysters

Other products and services from Trilogy Fish


Trilogy Fish Company | Tuna

The purpose of this is to ensure that total catch does not exceed sustainable levels and to reduce the amount of unwanted bycatch. We do this because of the efforts placed on the sustainability by the fisherman and regulators. At Trilogy we sell Albacore Tuna Loins for Sashimi, Hot Smoked, Cold Smoked and Whole.


Trilogy Fish Company | Crab

Most other areas used for commercial harvesting of crab are closed for some portions of the year. All Dungeness Crab that are sold must be male, hard shelled, and 165mm across the back. All crab molt from there shells and grow a new shell. Dungeness Crab are a staple to the west coast diet. In the Clayouquot Sound crab are caught year round.


Trilogy Fish Company | Prawns / Shrimp

Some females can reach 23 cm. Sport Prawns are know for there sweet delicate flavour and firm texture. They are one of the most sought after seafood that comes out of our waters because of this. More than 90% of the Spot Prawns caught in BC waters are exported frozen to Japan. Spot Prawns are the largest commercial caught shrimp in the Northwest Pacific. At Trilogy we carry frozen Spots year round and fresh when in season.


Trilogy Fish Company | Smoked Salmon

Pepper Sticks are Candied Salmon Sticks that are crusted with freshly ground pepper corns right before going into the smoker. The term hot smoked salmon refers to the temperature of the smoke during the the smoking process. When we do use other salmon such as Coho or Sockeye it is to make Salmon Jerky. Chinook Salmon is used for our hot smoking because it contains the most fat.