Origin: Wild caught, Canada, Iceland- FAO21, FAO27
Size: 45- 100g.
Â A marine snail native to the North Atlantic, characterized by thick, spirally, coiled shell and a large muscular foot. Shell is typically chalky grey to green-yellow in color, with irregular light and dark segments.
Whelk is harvested in coastal waters in maritime Quebec, Magdalen Island as and in Newfoundland. Fishing Season is from April to October and is done using baited pots.
Frozen, cooked whole whelk in shell Frozen, cooked & cleaned whelk meat both whole whelk and whelk meats are graded by their count per kilogram. Males and females average about 7 cm in height at sexual maturity. The average shell-on weight of frozen whelk varies from 45-100g.
Whelk meat is lean and low in calories but rich in protein and iron. Whelk has a distinctive savory flavor and is considered a choice delicacy by many.