Shellfish and Wellfleet have long been intertwined. Enjoyed by native Pononakanet and later European settlers, commercial sales began in 1665. Wellfleets are internationally renowned for their superlative flavor.
Wellfleet’s centuries old shellfishing tradition continues to this day. Wild harvesters and shellfish farmers generate nearly $8 million in sales annually which is 25% of the state’s seafood landings!