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Port Chalmers Seafood Festival 2017

Wearable Arts School Competition!
We're excited to have our first Southern Clams school goodie packs going out to our local schools to help them prepare for the Wearable Arts competition!

We have over 60 kids involved, and they're all ready to learn about our local sea environment and give it their best shot to win for their school ❤️🐟
http://www.festival.portchalmers.com/
The festival will run for 11am-5pm on Saturday the 30th of September.

Auckland Seafood Festival 2015

Southern Clams Ltd is proud to sponsor the 2015 Auckland Seafood Festival.
Come and see us at stand 31 and 32, to learn how we have sustainably harvested clams for over 30 years in Dunedin.
Free cooking demonstrations and dive for the Golden Clam, to win seafood prize packs

Our New MAP Packed 1kg Live Clams

Fresh live Littleneck Clams are one of the great seafood experiences. Southern Clams Ltd gourmet clams are hand selected for their sweetness, cleaned and graded before being packed in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with a 12 day shelf life for added convenience.

Blueskin AMP show

Yes, we will be at the Blueskin AMP show this Sunday the 06.04.14 with our clam chowder. Hope to see you!

Southern Clam Chowder

After years of research we have the chowder finished. Current available for food service 5 litre, but will be available in retail by winter 2013.

2012 NZ Culinary Fare New Zealand

We are back for another round at the NZ Culinary Fare.
Lyle Robertson winner of last years comp. Great stuff Lyle & good luck with the Fonterra Australasian comp.

NZ SHELLFISH MAIN - OPEN
Sponsored by southern clams LTD

Competitors are to produce a main course of four (4) covers to be individually plated within 60 minutes and using at least two (2) of the following Littleneck Clams, Queen Scallops or Surf Clams. Competitors are asked to accompany their dish with foods suitable to enhance the flavours of New Zealand.
Competitors must order their required shellfish (from the above list), by 1st July via the Salon Director, for collection on competition day. Three recipe and two description cards are to be supplied.
The winner will receive a flight to Dunedin, two nights� accommodation, tour around the southern clams facility and Dunedin and $200 spending money.

The Auckland Food Show

Yes we are coming back in 2012, same site (F5 to F7) same great show specials. But we will be do some great new dishes. August 2 to 5th.

Auckland Seafood Festival

Look out for as at the amazing Auckland Seafood Festival January 28-30 2012. We are coming back to win again!

Graeme Sinclair

Graeme comes to Southern Clams & the port seafood fest. Have a watch at: http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Gone-Fishin-Season-20-ep-9/tabid/59/articleID/4984/MCat/183/Default.aspx

2011 NZ Culinary Fare New Zealand

K332 NZ SHELLFISH MAIN - OPEN
Sponsored by southern clams LTD
Competitors are to produce a main course of four (4) covers to be individually plated within 60 minutes and using at least two (2) of the following Littleneck Clams, Queen Scallops or Surf Clams. Competitors are asked to accompany their dish with foods suitable to enhance the flavours of New Zealand.
Competitors must order their required shellfish (from the above list), by 1st July via the Salon Director, for collection on competition day. Three recipe and two description cards are to be supplied.
The winner will receive a flight to Dunedin, two nights’ accommodation, tour around the southern clams facility and Dunedin and $200 spending money.
Time: Sunday 8.30am - Pacific Kitchen
Prize-Giving: Sunday 4.00pm, ASB Showgrounds

The Food Show 2011 Auckland

Yes, we are back for another great year at the Auckland Food Show. We will be launching three new seafood product on stand 350c & 350b.

Media Release 6 December 2010 - Southern Clams' Forest to Deliver 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.
Managing Director of Southern Clams, Roger Belton, believes that his Otago based commercial fishery is on target to become the first New Zealand fishery to achieve carbon neutrality status.
Southern Clams is recognised as a pioneer in environmental responsibility in the clam fishery industry and has carved out niche markets in Europe, North America and Asia and supplies the New Zealand market.
Roger Belton says the company's commitment to carbon neutrality is not only in keeping with its philosophy of environmental responsibility but is in fact essential for the long term economic sustainability of its commercial fishery. "If we are to be competitive in overseas markets we have to be carbon accountable. Our target markets are at the top end where increasingly consumers' choices are being driven by environmental values. The food miles spent by exporting to the other side of the world make our products less marketable."
This year Southern Clams has planted 83 hectares (205 acres) of bio diverse forestry in the Otago region and plans to plant 300 hectares (740 acres) by 2018. The company has planted a range of species with varying growth rates which include Larch, Douglas Fir, some deciduous species, native Beech and Eucalypts. 2011 will be the first year when the trees will have some carbon sequestration value. The company plans to outsource carbon credits to make up for the shortfall in this first year.
As the trees mature, and with more hectares being planted, Southern Clams believes that by 2018 its entire production footprint including all export sales will be carbon neutral without the company having to outsource carbon credits.
Roger Belton says the company's decision to grow its own forest rather than buying carbon credits on the open market is an investment in economic stability. "By owning our own carbon generating mechanism we are insulating the company from the volatility of the carbon credit market. We know how volatile the price of petrol is, carbon will be no different and Southern Clams doesn't want to be exposed to that risk."

Tastings in the Garden (Dunedin Rhododendron Festival)

Come and sample a selection of Otago's best food and wine.
At larnach castle.

Clam Harvesting in Otago Harbour Given Thumbs-up for Phase Two

 

Auckland Seafood Festival 2009

Winners of Best Stand & Food award.

Country Calendar

Watch Southern Clams on TVNZ's Country Calendar, Episode 6 2008, Harvest To The Tide Click here

Fresh Queen Scallops

Get your fresh queen scallops from Pak’n Save & New World supermarkets or check out one of our leading wholesalers near you.