Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells Market $187.67 Mn By 2032, CAGR: 5.0%

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells Market Size Worth $187.67 million By 2032 | CAGR: 5.0%

The global clams, cockles, ark shells market size is expected to reach USD 187.67 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Calms, Cockles, Ark Shells Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Clams, Cockles, and Ark Shells); By Packaging Form; By End-User; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The significant increase in shellfish cultivation, including bivalve, cockles, clams, mussels, oysters, ad scallops, mainly intended for human consumption, and the shift in consumer preferences towards a healthy diet that fuels the product need and demand among health-conscious consumers are the prominent factors influencing the global market growth. Moreover, the rise in globalization worldwide, the surge in the number of consumers following pescatarian lifestyles, and the focus on major players expanding their market reach are also contributing to the market growth.

For instance, in June 2022, Seafood Connection Holding, a subsidiary of Maruha Nichiro, announced that they have acquired 100% shares of Northcoast Seafoods, which will allow the company to expand its product portfolio of frozen seafood products to large retailers and B2B businesses throughout the UK.

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Many companies are now using innovative aquaculture techniques to effectively and sustainably farm clams, cockles, and ark shells, as these techniques include recirculating aquaculture systems, which can help reduce waste and improve water quality. There is also significant traction for using high-pressure processing to extend the shellfish shelf life and innovative shucking machines to make the process faster and more efficient globally.

There is a huge opportunity among major players to enhance the genetic makeup of shellfish to improve growth rates, disease resistance, and overall quality. By using selective breeding and genetic engineering, companies are developing shellfish strains that are more productive and have a better flavor profile which could increase demand for their products.

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells Market Report Highlights

  • Clams segment is expected to grow during the forecast period, which is mainly driven by increasing consumer disposable income and awareness regarding the health benefits of the product
  • Canned segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022 on account of its numerous benefits, such as widespread availability, longer shelf life, and better convenience
  • Hypermarkets & supermarkets segment held the majority market share in 2022, mainly due to the availability of a wide range of products from different brands at very competitive prices
  • Asia Pacific region dominated the global market with substantial market share in 2022, owing to growing product demand and consumption across the region due to increased population and their preference for these seafood products
  • The global key market players include Panega Shellfish & Seafood, Aqua Blue Seafood, Clifton Seafood Company, John Lake Shellfish, and Van der Lee Seafish

Polaris Market Research has segmented the clams, cockles, ark shells market report based on type, packaging form, end-user, and region:

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Ark Shells

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells, Packaging Form Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Fresh
  • Frozen
  • Canned
  • Others

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells, End-User Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hypermarkets & Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Channels
  • Food Service
  • Others

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Clams, Cockles, Ark Shells Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 120.66 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 187.67 million


5.0% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Type, By Packaging Form, By End-User, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Clifton Seafood Company Limited, John Lake Shellfish Limited, Krijn Verwijs Yerseke B.V., PanaPesca USA LLC, Panega Shellfish & Seafood Co. Inc., Penn Cove Shellfish LLC, Seacore Seafood Inc., Van der Lee Seafish B.V., Cape Cod Shellfish and Seafood Co., Aqua Blue Seafood Ltd., Maruho Nichiro Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Dongwon F&B Co., and Wellfleet Shellfeet Company.

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