AM Shellfish Superior Scottish shellfish

Seafood from Scotland has the highest of reputations around the world, praised for its high quality, provenance, sustainability and not forgetting its amazing taste.

AM Shellfish supply live shellfish including;
Brown Crab, Cockles, Lobster, Prawns, Razor Clams, Scallops, Velvet Crab and Winkles.

shellfish fresh from Scotland

Situated in Aberdeen, AM Shellfish are specialists in the supply and export of superior quality shellfish caught off the east & west coast of Scotland.

Our catch lands on Sunday or Monday departing on Monday night heading south to catch a ferry headed for Spain ready to be sold on Thursday.

The shellfish is transported in our specially designed refrigerated Vivier lorry to provide the shellfish with conditions very similar to their natural habitat. Our lorry has built in tanks which are filled with seawater and are all fitted out with donkey engines, pumps and electric motors which keep a steady flow of oxygen into the water keeping the shellfish alive while on route to the market.

Fresh bursting with flavour

The broad term ‘shellfish’ covers crustacean and mollusc seafood, which includes clams, crab, lobsters and langoustines. Shellfish offer a real taste of the ocean and are bursting with flavour. They are surprisingly simple to prepare and cook. At AM Shellfish we source our fish and shellfish locally, delivering across the UK to bring you some of the best and freshest shellfish possible.

ethically sourced by creel not trawled

Products like brown crab, lobster and prawns are all hand caught by creel and not by trawler. This is a much more environmentally friendly method of catching shellfish as the process doesn't disturb the seabed, keeping the natural balance in situ.


Brown Crab

Cancer Pagurus, commonly known as the edible crab or brown crab, is a species of crab found in the North Sea, North Atlantic Ocean. It is a robust crab of a reddish-brown colour, having an oval carapace with a characteristic "pie crust" edge and black tips to the claws. A mature adult may have a carapace width of up to 25cm and weigh up to 3 kg.


A cockle is a small, edible, saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc. Although many small edible bivalves are loosely called cockles, true cockles are species in the family Cardiidae. True cockles live in sandy, sheltered beaches throughout the world. The distinctive rounded shells are bilaterally symmetrical, and are heart-shaped when viewed from the end.


Homarus Gammarus, known as the European lobster or common lobster, is a species of clawed lobster from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and parts of the Black Sea. It is closely related to the American lobster, H. Americanus. It may grow to a length of 60 cm and a mass of 6 kilograms, and bears a conspicuous pair of claws. In life, the lobsters are blue, only becoming "lobster red" on cooking.


Nephrops Norvegicus, known variously as the Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine or scampi, is a slim, orange-pink lobster which grows up to 25 cm long, and is "the most important commercial crustacean in Europe". It lives in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the Mediterranean Sea, but is absent from the Baltic Sea and Black Sea.

Razor Clams

Razor Clams (also known as razorshell, razor clam and common or pod razorfish) are an edible shellfish which are found around the coasts of Britain and Ireland. They are so called because they look like an old fashioned cut throat razor.


The great scallop, Pecten Maximus is a bivalve mollusc (it has a shell consisting of two valves). The lower right valve is convex and off-white in colour whilst the upper left valve is flat and reddish-brown. It is has many common names including the great scallop, the king scallop, the giant scallop, escallop and Coquille St. Jacques.

Velvet Crab

The Velvet Crab (alternatively velvet swimming crab, devil crab or lady crab), Necora Puber, is a species of crab. It is the largest swimming crab (family Portunidae) found in British coastal waters, with a carapace width of up to 100 millimetres, and the only species in the genus Necora. The body is coated with short hairs, giving the animal a velvety texture, hence the common name. It is one of the major crab species for United Kingdom fisheries, in spite of its relatively small size.


The common periwinkle or winkle (Littorina Littorea) is a species of small edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc that has gills and an operculum, and is classified within the family Littorinidae, the periwinkles. This is a robust intertidal species with a dark and sometimes banded shell. It is native to the rocky shores of the northeastern, and introduced to the northwestern, Atlantic Ocean.


Shellfish Supply

  • Brown Crab - Cancer Pagarus
  • Cockles - Cardiidae
  • Lobster - Homarus Gammarus
  • Periwinkles - Littorina Littorea
  • Prawns - Nephrops Norvegicus
  • Queen Scallops - Aequipectin Opercularis
  • Razor Clams - Siliqua Patula
  • Scallops - Pecten Maximus
  • Velvet Crab - Liocarcinus Puber

Shellfish Distribution

  • Commercial Sales
  • Buiness & Public sales
  • Available year round
  • Transported by Vivier lorry
  • Landed on Sunday / Monday and sold by Thursday
  • No Minimum Order
  • Competitively Priced
  • Environmentally Friendly, Ethically Sourced
  • Ring us on 01467621306 or email us to order