In 1960, United Shellfish Company was opened on the Chesapeake Bay in Grasonville, Maryland by parent company Ipswich Shellfish Group.  In order to expand quality seafood distribution to the Mid-Atlantic, Maryland’s abundant shellfish – clams, oysters, and crabs – were harvested and brought to an ever expanding number of customers. With over 50 years of successful business growth, we have become the trusted source for all of your seafood needs.

Ipswich Shellfish Group is a family owned and a Certified Women Owned and operated business. By offering a full line of premium brand seafood products, combined with outstanding service, we have established a history of successful long term relationships with our customers.  We go the extra mile to assure the quick delivery of your always fresh order.  We are proud to put you first!

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Affiliations and Certifications, Inspections

United Shellfish Company is wholly dedicated to sustainable seafood practices, a choice that is good for both our customers and the environment. We maintain memberships in and partnerships with the seafood industry’s most prestigious sourcing and sustainability organizations. Our buyers travel the world to bring you the finest and freshest seafood daily. In accordance, we only buy and sell products that are legally caught and sized. We won’t settle for anything less than the very best!

Safety & Quality

We are an FDA registered facility and are HACCP approved.

Sourcing & Sustainability

Better Seafood Board, National Fisheries Institute, Sea Pact