Pipi (Paphies australis)

A Pipi in shell

Pipi are common all around New Zealand and around the Chatham Islands. sheltered bays from the low tide mark out to about 50 metres depth. They are often found on silty sandbars or sandy beaches just inside harbour entrances,especially in areas where there is freshwater seepage. New Zealand’s Pipi fishery is managed by strict quotas, which allow only a set amount of Pipi to be taken commercially each year.

Size: Shell size: 4-6 cm

New Zealand: Pipi, Clam
Form / State: Fresh -Polystyrene insulated bin, with Gel Ice packs to maintain coldness in transit. Whole in Shell

Packed: Frozen -
12kg Polystyrene insulated bin.

Season: Caught all year

Market Names: New Zealand: Pipi, Clam. Australia: Goolwa Cockle, USA: Ugari

Pipi Meat Quality
Pipi have delicate, creamy coloured flesh.

Pipi meat in shell

Pipi meat

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